[ buhmp-stok ]
/ ˈbʌmp ˌstɒk /
a replacement gunstock that enables a semiautomatic rifle to discharge bullets at a much higher rate of fire, nearly that of a fully automatic machine gun.
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What does “blatherskite” mean?
Also called bump-fire stock [buhmp-fahyer stok] /ˈbʌmpˌfaɪər ˌstɒk/ .
Origin of bump stock
First recorded in 2005–10; short for bump fire (from its use of the recoil to bump the trigger against the trigger finger) + (gun)stock
Words nearby bump stock
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