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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.
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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.
The statement said the latest effort to stop the leak had been delayed because "whipstock" equipment, used to direct the drill, had failed.
To have practised more the whipstock than the lance.
Flinging out his left hand, Van sent a lash of his own, a lash of lightning from his outstretched finger to the whipstock.
Raising his brass-bound old whipstock he struck at the prisoner's mouth to knock out the shining prize.
Octavius leaned to the carriage and threw the reins around the whipstock.
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.
"I guess you have," John said, relinquishing the whipstock.
"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.
He was holding the whipstock in his right hand, and that favored the Texan.