noun \ˈtip-ˌstaf\
plural tip·staves \-ˌstavz, -ˌstāvz\

Definition of TIPSTAFF

:  a court officer whose duties include assisting the judge and acting as crier

Origin of TIPSTAFF

obsolete tipstaff staff tipped with metal
First Known Use: 1535


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