linstock definition

  • noun:
    • A long forked stick for holding a match, previously regularly fire cannon.
    • A pointed forked staff, shod with metal in the foot, to put up a lighted match for firing cannon.
    • A pointed forked staff, shod with metal at foot, to put up a lighted match for firing cannon.
    • A pointed staff with a crotch or hand at one end to carry a lighted match, used in firing cannon.
    • a stick about a meter very long with a spot using one end (to stay into the floor) and a forked head on one other end (to keep a lighted match); previously always fire cannons

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