mahlstick
mahlstick mahl"stick`, mahl-stick mahl"-stick`, n. [G. malerstock; maler a painter + stock stick.] A long stick that a painter uses to support the hand holding the brush while painting. Same as {Maul-stick}. [1913 Webster]

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  • mahlstick — [mäl′stik΄, môl′stik΄] n. [Du maalstok < malen, to paint (< mal, a spot, akin to OE mal: see MOLE1) + stok,STICK] a long, light stick used by painters to rest and steady the brush hand while at work …   English World dictionary

  • mahlstick — maulstick maul stick , maul stick maul stick , n. [G. malerstock; maler a painter + stock stick.] A stick used by painters as a rest for the hand while working. [Written also {mahl stick} and {mahlstick}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mahlstick —    Also called a bridge, a long wooden stick used by painters as a tool to support and steady the hand that holds the brush, conserving the arm s strength, and protecting the painting s surface. Traditionally the end of the mahlstick that is… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • mahlstick — var. of MAULSTICK. * * * mahlstick variant of maulstick …   Useful english dictionary

  • mahlstick — variant of maulstick …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mahlstick — /mahl stik , mawl /, n. a stick with a padded tip used to support an artist s working hand. Also, maulstick. [1875 80; < D maalstok lit., painting stick, equiv. to mal(en) to paint + stok stick, with stok trans. as STICK1] * * * …   Universalium

  • mahlstick — noun maulstick …   Wiktionary

  • mahlstick — mahl·stick || mɔːlstɪk n. (Art) supporting stick used by artists to hold the hand which is painting …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mahlstick — [ mɔ:lstɪk] (also maulstick) noun a light stick with a padded leather ball at one end, held by a painter to support and steady the brush hand. Origin C17: from Du. maalstok, from malen to paint + stok stick …   English new terms dictionary

  • mahlstick — n. [Written also Maulstick, Mostic, and Mostick.] Painter s stick …   New dictionary of synonyms

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