vel·​linch | \ ˈvelinch \
plural -es

Definition of vellinch

: an instrument for drawing a sample from a cask through the shive hole

called also flincher

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History and Etymology for vellinch

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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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