Maulstick meaning

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.
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(art) A short stick with a pad on one end, used by a painter to steady his hand, and to prevent it from accidentally touching the painting.
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Origin of maulstick

  • Partial translation of obsolete Dutch maalstok malen to paint (from Middle Dutch) (from mal a spot, mark) stok stick
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition