lintstock
Linstock Lin"stock (l[i^]n"st[o^]k), n. [Corrupt. fr. luntstock, D. lontstok; lont lunt + stok stock, stick. See {Link} a torch, {Lunt}, and {Stock}.] A pointed forked staff, shod with iron at the foot, to hold a lighted match for firing cannon. [Written also {lintstock}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Linstock — Lin stock (l[i^]n st[o^]k), n. [Corrupt. fr. luntstock, D. lontstok; lont lunt + stok stock, stick. See {Link} a torch, {Lunt}, and {Stock}.] A pointed forked staff, shod with iron at the foot, to hold a lighted match for firing cannon. [Written… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Linstock — A linstock (also called a lintstock) is a metre long staff with a fork at one end to hold a lighted slow match, [http://www.gggodwin.com/217.htm] The name was adapted from the Dutch lontstok , match stick .… …   Wikipedia

  • linstock — noun historical a long pole used to hold a match for firing a cannon. Origin C16: from earlier lintstock, from Du. lontstok, from lont match + stok stick …   English new terms dictionary

  • linstock — n. hist. a match holder used to fire cannon. Etymology: earlier lintstock f. Du. lontstok f. lont match + stok stick, with assim. to LINT …   Useful english dictionary

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