• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tipstock The detachable or movable fore part of a gunstock, lying beneath the barrel or barrels, and forming a hold for the left hand.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tipstock The movable tip or fore end of a gunstock, situated under the barrel or barrels, especially when it is a separate piece, in front of the breech or trigger-guard. A hinged or detachable tip-stock is required for breech-loaders which break in the vertical plane. The surface is usually checkered for the firmer grasp of the shooter's left hand.
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