Definition of Linstock

1. Noun. A stick about a meter long with a point on one end (to stick in the ground) and a forked head on the other end (to hold a lighted match); formerly used to fire cannons.

Generic synonyms: Stick



Definition of Linstock

1. n. A pointed forked staff, shod with iron at the foot, to hold a lighted match for firing cannon.

Definition of Linstock

1. Noun. A pointed forked staff, shod with iron at the foot, to hold a lighted match for firing cannon. ¹

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Definition of Linstock

1. a stick having one end divided to hold a match [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Linstock

linotyping
linotypist
linotypists
linoxin
linoxins
lins
linsang
linsangs
linseed
linseed oil
linseeds
linsey
linsey-woolsey
linseys
linsidomine
linstock (current term)
linstocks
lint-free
linted
lintel
lintels
linter
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lintie
lintier
linties
lintiest
linting

Literary usage of Linstock

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1. Transactions of the Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archeological Society by James Simpson, Richard Saul Ferguson, William Gershom Collingwood (1874)
"X—Supposed Roman Stations at linstock and Stanwix. By the Rev. Mr. Maughan, of Bewcastle. ... The word linstock, is a word of precisely similar import to ..."

2. The Old Manorial Halls of Westmorland & Cumberland by Michael Waistell Taylor (1892)
"At an early date the parish of Crosby, and the lands of linstock were given to the ... The manor, or, as it was sometimes called, the Barony of linstock, ..."

3. Blasting: A Handbook for the Use of Engineers and Others Engaged in Mining by Oscar Guttmann (1906)
"The linstock is generally half a split reed, along which a paste of gunpowder and water is smeared and afterwards dried; the rocket is a whole reed, ..."

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