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

Definition of buttstock

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

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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 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

1866, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of buttstock was in 1866

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