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lopstick

[lop-stik]
noun Canadian.
  1. a tree trimmed of all but its topmost branches to serve as a landmark or marker.
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Also lobstick.

Origin of lopstick

First recorded in 1815–25; lop1 + stick1
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Examples from the Web for lopstick

Historical Examples

  • “Just so; Lopstick Hill,” returned Tim, correcting her with offhand gravity.

    The Prairie Chief

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • This is called, in the parlance of the "Far West," a "lopstick."

    The Art of Travel

    Francis Galton