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also mahl·stick  (môl′stĭk′)
A long wooden stick used by painters as a support to keep the hand that holds the brush from touching the painting surface.

[Partial translation of obsolete Dutch maalstok : malen, to paint (from Middle Dutch, from mal, a spot, mark) + stok, stick.]


(ˈmɔːlˌstɪk) or


(Art Terms) a long stick used by artists to steady the hand holding the brush
[C17: partial translation of Dutch maalstok, from obsolete malen to paint + stok stick1]



a stick that supports an artist's working hand.
[1650–60; partial translation of Dutch maalstok, literally, painting stick = mal(en) to paint + stok stick]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.maulstick - a long stick that a painter uses to support the hand holding the brushmaulstick - a long stick that a painter uses to support the hand holding the brush
stick - an implement consisting of a length of wood; "he collected dry sticks for a campfire"; "the kid had a candied apple on a stick"
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His brush handles are lying in clumps of paint, his sketches are underfoot, his empty matchbook is on the floor behind him, and his maulstick (used to support the hand while painting) is beneath the chair and out of reach.
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