What does gunstock mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stock, gunstocknoun

    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"


  1. gunstocknoun

    The handle of a handgun.

  2. gunstocknoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Gunstocknoun

    The wood to which the barrel of the gun is fixed.

    Etymology: gun and stock.

    The timber is useful for bows, pullies, screws, mills, and gunstocks. John Mortimer, Husbandry.


  1. gunstock

    A gunstock, also known as a shoulder stock or buttstock, is the part of a long gun such as a rifle or shotgun, against which a shooter braces during aiming and firing. It is designed to be held against the shooter's shoulder when shooting for added support, stability, and accuracy. The gunstock also houses the firing mechanism and provides a mount for the barrel.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gunstocknoun

    the stock or wood to which the barrel of a hand gun is fastened

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. gunstock

    The stock or wood in which the barrel of a gun is fixed.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gunstock in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gunstock in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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