butt·stock | \ˈbət-ˌstäk \

Definition of buttstock 

: the stock of a firearm in the rear of the breech mechanism

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The new rifles also have what appears to be an M-4 carbine-style buffer tube for attaching buttstocks and adjusting the weapon’s length of pull. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Russian Military Is Getting New Assault Rifles," 3 May 2018 Court documents indicate that a search of his home turned up seven boxes of 12-gauge shotgun ammunition, shooting goggles, ear protectors, a shotgun buttstock and an owner's manual. CBS News, "Survivor of grocery store killing spree saw killer but he spared her, according to search warrant," 10 June 2017

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First Known Use of buttstock

1889, in the meaning defined above

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