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thumbstall

[ thuhm-stawl ]
/ ˈθʌmˌstɔl /

noun

a protective sheath of rubber, leather, or the like for the thumb.

Nearby words

thumbs down, thumbs up, thumbs-down, thumbs-up, thumbscrew, thumbstall, thumbtack, thummim, thump, thumping, thun

Origin of thumbstall

First recorded in 1580–90; thumb + stall1
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British Dictionary definitions for thumbstall

thumbstall

/ (ˈθʌmˌstɔːl) /

noun

a protective sheathlike cover for the thumb
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