- the stock or support in which the barrel of a shoulder weapon is fixed.
Origin of gunstock
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Examples from the Web for gunstock
"Under the stern seat," she replied, without taking her face from the gunstock.Fighting Byng</p>
With equal swiftness, Brady brought his gunstock to his shoulder.The Hermit of Far End
But there was no mark of gunstock or other weapon where he sat; and why was he wearing boots?Rolf In The Woods
Ernest Thompson Seton
His friends had put him out apprentice to a gunstock maker, to which he served out his time honestly and with a good character.
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
Charles G. D. Roberts
- the wooden or metallic handle or support to which is attached the barrel of a rifle
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