Tipstock Tip"stock`, n. The detachable or movable fore part of a gunstock, lying beneath the barrel or barrels, and forming a hold for the left hand. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • tipstock — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: tip (I) + stock : the detachable or movable forepart of a gunstock that lies beneath the barrel and forms a hold for the left hand compare buttstock …   Useful english dictionary

  • buttstock — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: butt (VI) + stock : the stock of a firearm in the rear of the breech mechanism compare tipstock * * * /but stok /, n. the part of the stock located behind the breech mechanism of a firearm. Also, butt stock. [1905 10;… …   Useful english dictionary

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