gunstock

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gunstock 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gunstock The stock or wood to which the barrel of a hand gun is fastened.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gunstock The stock or wooden support in which the barrel of a gun is fixed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Gunstock the stock or piece of wood on which the barrel of a gun is fixed
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. gonne, from W. gwn, a bowl, a gun, acc. to Skeat.

Usage

In literature:

But there was no mark of gunstock or other weapon where he sat; and why was he wearing boots?
"Rolf In The Woods" by Ernest Thompson Seton
Turning gunstocks was, of course, only one of the many uses of Blanchard's copying lathe.
"The Age of Invention" by Holland Thompson
With equal swiftness, Brady brought his gunstock to his shoulder.
"The Hermit of Far End" by Margaret Pedler
There was no key, but they beat it in with their gunstocks, whilst shriek after shriek came from within.
"The Last Galley" by Arthur Conan Doyle
But at the same time the painted defenders rose with a yell, and beat back their assailants with gunstock and hatchet.
"The Raid From Beausejour; And How The Carter Boys Lifted The Mortgage" by Charles G. D. Roberts
His friends had put him out apprentice to a gunstock maker, to which he served out his time honestly and with a good character.
"Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences" by Arthur L. Hayward
He filed a claim for pension in 1881, in which he alleged that he was struck with a gunstock upon his head and injured in October, 1864.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Grover Cleveland
We only use that for furniture, gunstocks, that sort of thing.
"Four-Day Planet" by Henry Beam Piper
Tom, starting up from a nap, gripped the gunstock.
"A Busy Year at the Old Squire's" by Charles Asbury Stephens
The franc-tireur nodded with a ghastly smile and glanced down at his dripping gunstock.
"Lorraine" by Robert W. Chambers
There was no key, but they beat it in with their gunstocks, whilst shriek after shriek came from within.
"The Dealings of Captain Sharkey" by A. Conan Doyle
Fifty horsemen rode in advance musket in hand, each man with his gunstock on his thigh.
"The Deluge, Vol. II. (of 2)" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
Gunstock factories use quantities of this wood.
"Trees Worth Knowing" by Julia Ellen Rogers
Felix kept his eyes fixed on the top of that stumpy chimney, and his gunstock was already fast against his shoulder.
"Rocky Mountain Boys" by St. George Rathborne
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In poetry:

The old man drove his gunstock down
Upon the young man's head;
And side by side, by the water brown,
Those yeomen twain lay dead.
"A New Forest Ballad" by Charles Kingsley

In news:

A crisp fall day is the perfect time to come to The Falls at Gunstock to take in the scenery where 40 homes will soon be built.
Skiing at Gunstock Mountain in New Hampshire ( Submitted Photo ).
Two of New Hampshire snowsports gems rare Gunstock Mountain that is just 20 minutes north of Concord ( N.H. State capital), and Ski Cranmore in the beautiful North Conway area.
A Skiier at Gunstock Mountain in New Hampshire ( Photo Courtesty of Gunstock Mountain in New Hampshire ).
Gunstock Mountain in Gilford, N.H. North of the state capital of the granite state (Concord).
Ten-year-old Alex Abdow was one of four junior ski racers from Western Massachusetts to qualify for the Francis Piché Invitational Event on March 17 and 18 at the Gunstock Mountain Resort and he won the giant slalom (GS) event.
The new homes are located right near the famed Gunstock Skiarea, snowmobile trails and the many attractions of the Lakes Region.
Gunstock Mountain Resort photo Penny Pitou.
Here is the answer, from a Gunstock Mountain Resort press release.
GILFORD — The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department is once again sponsoring a six-week learn to ski/ snowboard program to be held at Gunstock Ski Area for Gilford children in grades K-6.
Martin Griff / The Times The view from the balcony outside my room at the Gunstock Inn on Sunday morning.
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