Could someone tell me what does it mean: bone-stock

Here you have a phrase:

"The phone looks to be loaded with a very bone-stock Android build."
  • entangledbank

    Senior Member
    English - South-East England
    No idea. The sentence makes no sense, and even when you read it in the original full context it still makes no sense to me. I learn there that Android is a brand name of mobile phone, so we're not dealing with science fiction here. Googling for 'bone-stock' provides what I think must be the answer: Urban Dictionary says it refers to a gun that has never been changed, that is in its original form:

    There's another use of this among the many irrelevant hits for 'bone-stock': a Nissan car that has been provided as a 'blank canvas' (nothing has been changed on it yet):

    So it apparently means "unmodified; straight out of the box" when you're talking about machines.


    Hebrew-US English (bilingual)
    I agree with etb's conclusion. I found this
    I think that definition can apply to more than a firearm though. A car can be bone stock; actually anything you can modify could be considered bone stock, as long as it is straight from the maker. a firearms discussion forum. It is apparently not a very common term at all.


    Senior Member


    post mod (English Only / Latin)
    English - US
    In addition, I was associating it, perhaps mistakenly, with the "bare bones" version of a car, for instance. That is, the most basic version the manufacturer makes with no extras added.
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