cudgel


cudgel

noun

Definition of CUDGEL

a heavy rigid stick used as a weapon or for punishment <a farmer armed with a cudgel drove us off his land>
Synonyms bastinado (or bastinade), bat, baton, billy, billy club, bludgeon, cane, cudgel, nightstick, rod, rung [Scottish], sap, shillelagh (also shillalah), staff, truncheon, waddy [Australian]

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