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linstock

[ lin-stok ]
/ ˈlɪnˌstɒk /
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noun

a staff with one end forked to hold a match, formerly used in firing cannon.

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Origin of linstock

1565–75; earlier lyntstock<Dutch lontstock match-stick, with lint replacing lont by association with the material commonly used as tinder
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British Dictionary definitions for linstock

linstock
/ (ˈlɪnˌstɒk) /

noun

a long staff holding a lighted match, formerly used to fire a cannon

Word Origin for linstock

C16: from Dutch lontstok, from lont match + stok stick
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