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mahlstick

[mahl-stik, mawl-] /ˈmɑlˌstɪk, ˈmɔl-/
noun
1.
a stick with a padded tip used to support an artist's working hand.
Also, maulstick.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < Dutch maalstok literally, painting-stick, equivalent to mal(en) to paint + stok stick, with stok translation as stick1
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British Dictionary definitions for mahlstick

mahlstick

/ˈmɔːlˌstɪk/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of maulstick

maulstick

/ˈmɔːlˌstɪk/
noun
1.
a long stick used by artists to steady the hand holding the brush
Word Origin
C17: partial translation of Dutch maalstok, from obsolete malen to paint + stokstick1
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