Thumb stall

A kind of thimble or ferrule of iron, or leather, for protecting the thumb in making sails, and in other work.
- Shak.
(Mil.) A buckskin cushion worn on the thumb, and used to close the vent of a cannon while it is sponged, or loaded.

See also: Thumb, Thumb

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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