vellinch

noun vel·linch \ ˈvelinch \

Definition of vellinch

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

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Origin and Etymology of 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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