mahlstick

mahlstick

[mahl-stik, mawl-]
noun
a stick with a padded tip used to support an artist's working hand.
Also, maulstick.


Origin:
1875–80; < Dutch maalstok literally, painting-stick, equivalent to mal(en) to paint + stok stick, with stok translation as stick1

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mahlstick (ˈmɔːlˌstɪk)
 
n
a variant spelling of maulstick

maulstick or mahlstick (ˈmɔːlˌstɪk)
 
n
a long stick used by artists to steady the hand holding the brush
 
[C17: partial translation of Dutch maalstok, from obsolete malen to paint + stokstick1]
 
mahlstick or mahlstick
 
n
 
[C17: partial translation of Dutch maalstok, from obsolete malen to paint + stokstick1]

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