One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The stock or support to which the barrel of a gun is attached.
- ‘Their dark, dense wood is prized for furniture, musical instruments and gunstocks.’
- ‘According to Miriam Bixler, Absalom was a multitalented individual who worked as a farmer, woodcarver, maker of gunstocks, and justice of the peace, as well as a potter.’
- ‘To sell more optics, mount a scope on a gunstock so customers can hold the stock to their shoulders and look through the scope.’
- ‘In addition to cabinets and furniture, black walnut has been used for musical instruments, paneling, gunstocks, and other fancy wood products.’
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