from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A long wooden stick used by painters as a support to keep the hand that holds the brush from touching the painting surface.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. 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
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A stick used by painters as a rest for the hand while working.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as mahlstick.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a long stick that a painter uses to support the hand holding the brush
Partial translation of obsolete Dutch maalstok : malen, to paint (from Middle Dutch, from mal, a spot, mark) + stok, stick.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)