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whipstock

[hwip-stok, wip-]
noun
  1. the handle of a whip.
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Origin of whipstock

First recorded in 1520–30; whip + stock
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Examples from the Web for whipstock

Historical Examples

  • I stood on the wagon tongue for miles to reach them with the whipstock.

    Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail

    Ezra Meeker

  • Octavius leaned to the carriage and threw the reins around the whipstock.

    Flamsted quarries

    Mary E. Waller

  • The reins had been torn from the whipstock; they were dragging in the street.

  • Jack opened his eyes, reached up with the whipstock and raised it.

  • Mr. Simpson flourished the whipstock and gave a loud, hearty laugh.

    New Chronicles of Rebecca

    Kate Douglas Wiggin


British Dictionary definitions for whipstock

whipstock

noun
  1. a whip handle
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