maulstick

noun maul·stick \ˈmȯl-stik\
variants: or less commonly

\ˈmȯl-stik\

Definition of maulstick

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

Origin and Etymology of maulstick

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


First Known Use: circa 1658


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