[ lop-stik ]

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

Origin of lopstick

First recorded in 1815–25; lop1 + stick1

Words Nearby lopstick

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How to use lopstick in a sentence

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

    The Art of Travel | Francis Galton
  • “Just so; lopstick Hill,” returned Tim, correcting her with offhand gravity.

    The Prairie Chief | R.M. Ballantyne