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cowlstaff

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noun cowl·staff \ˈkōl-ˌstaf, ˈkau̇(-ə)l-, ˈkül-\

Definition of cowlstaff

archaic

  1. :  a staff from which a vessel is suspended and carried between two persons



Origin of cowlstaff

Middle English cuvelstaff, from cuvel vessel (from Old English cūfel, ultimately from Late Latin cupella, diminutive of Latin cūpa tub) + 1staff — more at hive


First Known Use: 13th century


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