[ mawl-stik ]
/ ˈmɔlˌstɪk /


Words nearby maulstick Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for maulstick

  • "Let me look," she said, leaning back towards Denoisel and holding her maulstick and palette out in front of her.

    Rene Mauperin|Edmond de Goncourt and Jules de Goncourt
  • This zebu was kept fastened to a tree, and Rossetti loved to exhibit it and point out its beauties with his maulstick.

  • Maurice let the maulstick drop against his shoulder and sunk his head on his hands.

    The Vehement Flame|Margaret Wade Campbell Deland

British Dictionary definitions for maulstick



/ (ˈmɔːlˌstɪk) /


a long stick used by artists to steady the hand holding the brush

Word Origin for maulstick

C17: partial translation of Dutch maalstok, from obsolete malen to paint + stok stick 1
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