maulstick

noun
maul·​stick | \ ˈmȯl-stik How to pronounce maulstick (audio) \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of maulstick

: a stick used by painters as a rest for the hand while working

First Known Use of maulstick

circa 1658, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for maulstick

partial translation of Dutch maalstok, from obsolete Dutch malen to paint + Dutch stok stick, stock

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“Maulstick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maulstick. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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