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shillelagh

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of shillelagh

  1. a heavy rigid stick used as a weapon or for punishment <the bartender in the Irish pub keeps a shillelagh behind the bar just in case there's trouble> Synonyms bastinado (or bastinade), bat, baton, billy, billy club, bludgeon, cane, cudgel, nightstick, rod, rung [Scottish], sap, club (also shillalah), staff, truncheon, waddy [Australian]Related Words blackjack, knobkerrie, mace; birch, crabstick, hickory, rattan, stave, switch; beetle, gavel, hammer, mallet, maul, sledgehammer; crook, crosier (or crozier), walking stick, whangee



Variants of shillelagh

also

shillalah


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