Definition of Gunstock

1. Noun. The handle of a handgun or the butt end of a rifle or shotgun or part of the support of a machine gun or artillery gun. "The rifle had been fitted with a special stock"

Exact synonyms: Stock
Group relationships: Artillery, Gun, Heavy Weapon, Ordnance, Gun, Machine Gun, Handgun, Pistol, Shooting Iron, Side Arm
Generic synonyms: Grip, Handgrip, Handle, Hold, Support
Specialized synonyms: Pistol Grip
Derivative terms: Stock



Definition of Gunstock

1. n. The stock or wood to which the barrel of a hand gun is fastened.

Definition of Gunstock

1. Noun. The handle of a handgun. ¹

2. Noun. The rear part of a rifle or shotgun which is pressed into the shoulder. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gunstock

1. the rear wooden part of a rifle [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gunstock

1. The stock or wood to which the barrel of a hand gun is fastened. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Gunstock Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gunstock

gunsights
gunslinger
gunslingers
gunslinging
gunslingings
gunsmith
gunsmitheries
gunsmithery
gunsmithies
gunsmithing
gunsmithings
gunsmiths
gunsmithy
gunstick
gunsticks
gunstock (current term)
gunstock deformity
gunstocks
gunstone
gunstones
gunter
gunter's line
gunter's quadrant
gunter's scale
gunter rig
gunter rigs
gunters
gunwale
gunwales
gunwise

Literary usage of Gunstock

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia: Commercial by Edward Balfour (1885)
"... sometimes known as bastard cedar, the gunstock tree, was introduced by Dr. Anderson about the end of the 18th century from America. ..."

2. Records of the Colony and Plantation of New Haven, from 1638 to 1649 by New Haven (Colony), New Haven (Conn.), Charles Jeremy Hoadly (1857)
"Rob1 Johnson for a defective gunstock was fined 1s and "charged to gett itt mended. ... gunstock ..."

3. Adventure Guide to New Hampshire by Elizabeth L. Dugger (2002)
"But gunstock, on Route HA between Gilford village and ... Contact the county-managed recreation area (s 293-4341 or 800-gunstock; ..."

4. The History of Gilmanton: Embracing the Proprietary, Civil, Literary by Daniel Lancaster (1845)
"It is on gunstock Brook that Gilford Village now stands. SETTLEMENT OF THE TOWN. 1761. During the summer of 1761, several individuals had selected their ..."

5. Biographical Memoirs by National Academy of Sciences (U.S.) (1909)
"This dwelling stands on the road between Litchfield and Norfolk, about 200 yards south of the crossing of it by the gunstock brook, the outlet of North pond ..."

6. Income Opportunities in Special Forest Products: Self-Help Suggestions for by Margaret G. Thomas (1994)
"gunstock makers operate on three levels. • makers of seasoned and kiln-dried gunstock blanks; • high-volume producers of original stocks for arms ..."

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