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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A rod about a meter long with a point on one end (to put in the ground) and a forked head on the other end (to hold a lighted match).

Usage examples (28)
  • His assistant touched his linstock down, and the fuse spluttered.
  • Dregara reached forward and the linstock touched the firing hole.
  • He transferred the glow to a second linstock which he handed to the gunner.
  • The Frenchman sprang back and Sharpe skipped aside for he could see the gunner holding the linstock to the touch-hole. for more
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