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

called also flincher

Word History


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 25 Feb. 2024.

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