Origin of linstock
Examples from the Web for linstock
At the last moment one of the gunners ran back, linstock in hand, to give one more shot.
Linstock, lin′stok, n. a staff to hold a lighted match for firing cannon.
So, throwing away the linstock, he began to run; and the Spaniards came up with him and killed him.The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898: Volume XXXI, 1640|Diego Aduarte
Linstock in hand the brawny gunner on the poop stood ready to answer them when the word should be given.The Sea-Hawk|Raphael Sabatini
The gallant gunners, linstock in hand, watched by the guns loaded with bags of bullets and with chain shot.The Legend of Ulenspiegel, Vol. II (of 2)|Charles de Coster
British Dictionary definitions for linstock
Word Origin for linstock
Word Origin and History for linstock
forked staff used for firing a cannon, 1570s, from Dutch lonstok, from lont "match" + stok "stick."