lopstick

[ lop-stik ]
/ ˈlɒpˌstɪk /

noun Canadian.

a tree trimmed of all but its topmost branches to serve as a landmark or marker.

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Origin of lopstick

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

  • “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