Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The long handle of a mop.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The long handle of a mop.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the pianoforte, a vertical rod at the rear end of a key, by which the damper is raised when the key is depressed. Also mapstick.

Etymologies

mop +‎ stick (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • His little square, at first of nearly five octaves, with the "old man's head" to raise the hammer, and "mopstick" damper, was in great vogue, with but little alteration, for forty years; and that in spite of the manifest improvements of John Broadwood's wrest-plank and John Geib's "grasshopper."

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 385, May 19, 1883

  • And should the off-beaten path ever get too bumpy, he'll have his mopstick to lean on.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Within ten yards of the door they found Tom, with his back to a wall, defending himself with a mopstick against the assault of three or four soldiers, who, at sight of the Maltese cross, desisted from the attack, and were taken into custody by order of the knight.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

  • The centre figure of the High Sheriff, with his tattered and faded finery of office, is equally clever; but the skill with which the artist has contrived to express his forced mirth, and mopstick bravado, is still more forcible.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 12, No. 336, October 18, 1828

  • "And you'll break a perfectly good mopstick and not hurt the Jap when you do it," said Linda.

    Her father`s daughter

  • Here, then, is one that has gained nothing by kings being put down, for I am ruled with a mopstick of iron.

    White Lies

  • a banner of 'Freedom of Election,' hanging on his sabre; behind him stands the Lord High Sheriff, affecting to charge the soldiers with his mopstick and pottle.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 12, No. 336, October 18, 1828

  • a mopstick -- he, I do believe, speaks truth, and of a truth follows one scriptural virtue, being no respecter of persons.

    The Buccaneer A Tale

  • Comes any of them around me and I'll take my mopstick over the heads of them. "

    Her father`s daughter

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