Thumb stall - definition of Thumb stall by The Free Dictionary
|A kind of thimble or ferrule of iron, or leather, for protecting the thumb in making sails, and in other work. |
|(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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