Definition of mopstick in English:

mopstick

noun

  • 1The handle of a mop.

  • 2English regional. The game of hey cockalorum.

  • 3Music. A vertical rod for raising the damper in a piano.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Jonathan Swift (1667–1745), writer and dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. From mop + stick.

Pronunciation

mopstick

/ˈmɒpstɪk/