Definitions

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  • n. The stock (rigid handle) of a whip.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The rod or handle to which the lash of a whip is fastened.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The staff, rod, or handle to which the lash of a whip is secured. Also whip-stalk, whip-stick.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • After missing on the first three attempts over 11 days, the drilling team determined they were less than a half meter from their target when a "whipstock," a wedge intended to divert the drill at a sharp angle, became stuck, forcing them to back up 100 meters to try again, before hitting the well.

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  • The statement said the latest effort to stop the leak had been delayed because "whipstock" equipment, used to direct the drill, had failed.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • To have practised more the whipstock than the lance.

    Pericles, Prince of Tyre

  • Flinging out his left hand, Van sent a lash of his own, a lash of lightning from his outstretched finger to the whipstock.

    Magic's Promise

  • Raising his brass-bound old whipstock he struck at the prisoner's mouth to knock out the shining prize.

    The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki Campaigning in North Russia 1918-1919

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

    Flamsted quarries

  • The laniards of the shrouds had been cut away on both sides, and the tall and tapering mast was quivering and bending like a whipstock, from the action of the wind and the waves.

    Jack in the Forecastle or, Incidents in the Early Life of Hawser Martingale

  • "I guess you have," John said, relinquishing the whipstock.

    The Wind Before the Dawn

  • "She's been awfully cross and cried about everything this week, but she hasn't complained much -- that is, of anything but a little backache," John replied, fingering the whipstock of the doctor's buggy and not able to connect the present serious illness with any real reason.

    The Wind Before the Dawn

  • He was holding the whipstock in his right hand, and that favored the Texan.

    Kid Wolf of Texas

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