mahlstick

   Also called a bridge, a long wooden stick used by painters as a tool to support and steady the hand that holds the brush, conserving the arm's strength, and protecting the painting's surface. Traditionally the end of the mahlstick that is placed on or near the work is wrapped in leather. (pr. mahl'stick) Also spelled maulstick.

Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.

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  • mahlstick — mahl stick , mahl stick mahl stick , n. [G. malerstock; maler a painter + stock stick.] A long stick that a painter uses to support the hand holding the brush while painting. Same as {Maul stick}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mahlstick — [mäl′stik΄, môl′stik΄] n. [Du maalstok < malen, to paint (< mal, a spot, akin to OE mal: see MOLE1) + stok,STICK] a long, light stick used by painters to rest and steady the brush hand while at work …   English World dictionary

  • mahlstick — maulstick maul stick , maul stick maul stick , n. [G. malerstock; maler a painter + stock stick.] A stick used by painters as a rest for the hand while working. [Written also {mahl stick} and {mahlstick}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mahlstick — var. of MAULSTICK. * * * mahlstick variant of maulstick …   Useful english dictionary

  • mahlstick — variant of maulstick …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mahlstick — /mahl stik , mawl /, n. a stick with a padded tip used to support an artist s working hand. Also, maulstick. [1875 80; < D maalstok lit., painting stick, equiv. to mal(en) to paint + stok stick, with stok trans. as STICK1] * * * …   Universalium

  • mahlstick — noun maulstick …   Wiktionary

  • mahlstick — mahl·stick || mɔːlstɪk n. (Art) supporting stick used by artists to hold the hand which is painting …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mahlstick — [ mɔ:lstɪk] (also maulstick) noun a light stick with a padded leather ball at one end, held by a painter to support and steady the brush hand. Origin C17: from Du. maalstok, from malen to paint + stok stick …   English new terms dictionary

  • mahlstick — n. [Written also Maulstick, Mostic, and Mostick.] Painter s stick …   New dictionary of synonyms

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