Definition of Linstock. Meaning of Linstock. Synonyms of Linstock

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Definition of Linstock

Linstock
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.]

Meaning of Linstock from wikipedia

- Play media A linstock (also called a lintstock) is a staff with a fork at one end to hold a lighted slow match. The name was adapted from the Dutch lontstok...
- charge. The powder in the touch hole was lit either with a slow match, a linstock or a type of flintlock mechanism that was known as a gunlock. Spiking...
- matchlock musket. To prevent dragging the match cord on the wet ground, a linstock was often carried and used, it being a forked wood support inserted into...
- Linstock is a village in the civil parish of Stanwix Rural, in the Carlisle District, in the county of ****bria, England. It is a few miles away from the...
- After the introduction of gunlocks, linstocks were retained, but only as a backup means of firing. The linstock slow match or the spark from the flintlock...
- Trafalgar (1805).The earlier method of firing a cannon was to apply a linstock - a wooden staff holding a length of smoldering match at the end - to the...
- ring, found before 1824 (perhaps identical with a ring found in 1773 at Linstock castle in Carlisle), has a magical inscription of a similar type, ery.ri...
- Firing of a field gun of the early 17th century with a linstock...
- Quaker gun near Centreville, Virginia, in March 1862, after the Confederate withdrawal; a man with a stick is pretending to "fire" it with a linstock...
- with an armored man behind it holding a rudimentary linstock near the bottom (in this case the linstock would have held a red-hot wire, heated in a brazier...
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