- 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
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