- a stick with a padded tip used to support an artist's working hand.
Origin of mahlstick
1875–80; < Dutch maalstok literally, painting-stick, equivalent to mal(en) to paint + stok stick, with stok translation as stick1
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Examples from the Web for mahlstick
He felt that something eluded him, and he fought for it with brush and mahlstick.The Key to Yesterday
Charles Neville Buck
He chased me all about the studio, over divans, tables and chairs, with his mahlstick.The Awakening of Spring
But whenever he gave his attention to the mahlstick, her eyes sought his countenance with a look which was almost scrutiny.Aladdin & Co.
- a variant spelling of maulstick