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whipstock

(ˈwɪpˌstɒk)
n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a whip handle

whip•stock

(ˈʰwɪpˌstɒk, ˈwɪp-)

n.
the handle of a whip.
[1520–30]
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Before emerging from it, the rattling of wheels approached behind us, and a stage-coach rumbled out of the mountain, with seats on top and trunks behind, and a smart driver, in a drab greatcoat, touching the wheel horses with the whipstock and reining in the leaders.
Th' Chairman kept shaati' an wavin' 'is arms for' em to stop, but thi' thowt he wor conductin, an thi sang till thi guiders o' ther necks stuck attloike whipstocks.
It involves the use of turbodrill, whipstocks, or other deflecting tools.