butt·​stock | \ ˈbət-ˌstäk How to pronounce buttstock (audio) \

Definition of buttstock

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

Examples of buttstock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other available accessories are bag riders for the stock, a barricade block, and a folding monopod for the buttstock. John B. Snow, Outdoor Life, "The Gun Test: 24 Best New Rifles and Shotguns of the Year," 14 Sep. 2020 When birds flushed ahead of them, the shotguns would come up and quick as the buttstock touched their shoulder, shots rang out, and birds dropped. Steve Meyer, Anchorage Daily News, "Old but sound advice for shotgun success: Don’t aim, just look," 13 June 2020 There is a recoil reducer in the buttstock, taking more of the sting out of stout recoiling buckshot loads. Joseph Albanese, Field & Stream, "9 New and Used Shotguns for Hunting and Home Defense," 24 Apr. 2020 Removing first the buttstock with receiver, then the barrels. Steve Meyer, Anchorage Daily News, "The final bird hunt of the season, and everything old feels young again," 18 Apr. 2020 The snap-in-place, adjustable length-of-pull buttstock runs from 10 to 13.5 inches. Michael R. Shea, Field & Stream, "Best New Rimfire Ammunition and Accessories of SHOT Show 2020," 4 Feb. 2020 When taken down, the barrel and fore-end snap securely into the buttstock for easy packability and stable transport. Tyler Freel, Outdoor Life, "The 10 Best Pieces of Backcountry and Survival Gear from SHOT Show 2020," 3 Feb. 2020 Removing the buttstock and the false side plates that revealed the lock work — the parts and pieces that control the firing of the gun — didn’t take long. Steve Meyer, Anchorage Daily News, "A cocked and locked Colt .45 spurs conversation and education at a shooting range," 8 Feb. 2020 The shotgun had the buttstock removed and replaced and was shorter than the legal 26 inches. Brady Slater, Twin Cities, "Mark Pavelich, of ‘Miracle on Ice’ fame, charged with assaulting neighbor on North Shore," 20 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of buttstock

1866, in the meaning defined above

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14 Nov 2020

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“Buttstock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buttstock. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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