What does linstock mean?

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ˈlɪnˌstɒklin·stock

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. linstock(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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Linstock(noun)

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

  2. Origin: [Corrupt. fr. luntstock, D. lontstok; lont lunt + stok stock, stick. See Link a torch, Lunt, and Stock.]

Freebase

  1. Linstock

    A linstock is a staff with a fork at one end to hold a lighted slow match. The name was adapted from the Dutch lontstok, "match stick". Linstocks were used for discharging cannons in the early days of artillery; the linstock allowed the gunner to stand further from the cannon as it was dangerous applying the lighted match to the touch hole at the breech of the gun.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Linstock

    lin′stok, n. a staff to hold a lighted match for firing cannon.—Also Lint′stock. [Dut. lontstoklont, a match, stok, a stick.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of linstock in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of linstock in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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