Definition of linstock in English:

linstock

noun

historical
  • A long pole used to hold a match for firing a cannon.

    • ‘The presence of copper alloy priming wire and a carved linstock - a staff for holding a lighted match for firing cannons - suggest that he might have been a master gunner.’
    • ‘He grabbed his linstock, slipped down the hatchway, grabbing the remaining match.’

Origin

Late 16th century: from earlier lintstock, from Dutch lontstok, from lont match + stok stick. The change in the first syllable was due to association with lint.

Pronunciation:

linstock

/ˈlɪnstɒk/