maulstick

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n maulstick a long stick that a painter uses to support the hand holding the brush
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n maulstick A stick used by painters as a rest for the hand while working.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n maulstick Same as mahlstick.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Maulstick . See Mahl-stick.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
G. malerstock,; maler, a painter + stock, stick

Usage

In literature:

Maurice let the maulstick drop against his shoulder and sunk his head on his hands.
"The Vehement Flame" by Margaret Wade Campbell Deland
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In news:

Crossing diagonals, of the treads, legs and maulstick (held by Raphaelle, and used to stabilize one's palette when painting), help to unify the animate and inanimate.
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