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 The brace essentially replaces a buttstock, which sits at the end of most long guns, like rifles, to help absorb recoil. Christal Hayes, USA TODAY, 26 Mar. 2021 The stock is two pieces with separate forend and buttstock. Bryce M. Towsley, Outdoor Life, 9 Dec. 2020 The buttstock of inertia guns must be firmly placed against your shoulder (the action needs that backstop to operate properly). Chris Mudgett, Outdoor Life, 18 Sep. 2020 Other available accessories are bag riders for the stock, a barricade block, and a folding monopod for the buttstock. John B. Snow, Outdoor Life, 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, 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, 24 Apr. 2020 Removing first the buttstock with receiver, then the barrels. Steve Meyer, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Apr. 2020 The snap-in-place, adjustable length-of-pull buttstock runs from 10 to 13.5 inches. Michael R. Shea, Field & Stream, 4 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of buttstock

1866, in the meaning defined above

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“Buttstock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buttstock. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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