a staff with one end forked to hold a match, formerly used in firing cannon.
a long staff holding a lighted match, formerly used to fire a cannon
forked staff used for firing a cannon, 1570s, from Dutch lonstok, from lont “match” + stok “stick.”
[lint] /lɪnt/ noun 1. minute shreds or ravelings of yarn; bits of thread. 2. staple cotton fiber used to make yarn. 3. cotton waste produced by the ginning process. 4. a soft material for dressing wounds, procured by scraping or otherwise treating linen cloth. /lɪnt/ noun 1. an absorbent cotton or linen fabric with the […]
[lin-tl] /ˈlɪn tl/ noun 1. a horizontal architectural member supporting the weight above an opening, as a window or a door. /ˈlɪntəl/ noun 1. a horizontal beam, as over a door or window n. early 14c., from Old French lintel “threshold” (13c., Modern French linteau), of uncertain origin, probably a variant of lintier, from Vulgar […]
[lin-ter] /ˈlɪn tər/ noun 1. linters, short cotton fibers that stick to seeds after a first ginning. 2. a machine for removing from cloth. /ˈlɪntə/ noun 1. a machine for stripping the short fibres of ginned cotton seeds 2. (pl) the fibres so removed
/ˈlɪntɪ/ noun 1. a Scot word for linnet (sense 1)