1) A kind of paddle, used by brewers to stir the malt in the mash-tub.

c.1534 In the beyrhowsse ... on greitt maskfatt ... 4 rudders, Bridlington. A Lancashire by-name takes the word’s history back to a much earlier period: 1379 John Masshrother, Lonsdale. See Masheder.

dates 1379 1534

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