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]

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  • maulstick — light stick used by painters to support the painting hand, 1650s, from Du. maalstok, lit. painting stick, from mallen to paint, from P.Gmc. *mal (Cf. O.N. mæla, O.H.G. malon trace, draw, paint, Ger. malen to paint ), from mal spot, mark, stain,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • maulstick — [môl′stik΄] n. MAHLSTICK …   English World dictionary

  • Maulstick — This painting by Adriaen van Ostade shows a maulstick in use in the artist s studio …   Wikipedia

  • maulstick — also mahlstick noun Etymology: part translation of Dutch maalstok, from obsolete Dutch malen to paint + Dutch stok stick, stock Date: circa 1658 a stick used by painters as a rest for the hand while working …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • maulstick — /mawl stik /, n. mahlstick. * * * …   Universalium

  • maulstick — noun A short stick with a pad on one end, used by a painter to steady his hand, and to prevent it from accidentally touching the painting Syn: mahlstick …   Wiktionary

  • maulstick — see MOLE …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • maulstick — [ mɔ:lstɪk] noun variant spelling of mahlstick …   English new terms dictionary

  • maulstick — maul·stick …   English syllables

  • maulstick — maul•stick [[t]ˈmɔlˌstɪk[/t]] n. fia a stick that supports an artist s working hand • Etymology: 1650–60; partial trans. of Dmaalstok, lit., painting stick =mal(en)to paint +stokstick …   From formal English to slang

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