vellinch

noun

vel·​linch
ˈvelinch
plural -es
: an instrument for drawing a sample from a cask through the shive hole

called also flincher

Word History

Etymology

alteration of earlier valinch, alteration of valentia, modification of Spanish venencia from avenencia agreement, transaction, from avenir to come to (from Latin advenire) + -encia -ency (from Latin -entia)

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“Vellinch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vellinch. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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