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staff

noun

Definition of STAFF

1
a body of persons at work or available for work <we're working with a short staff at the office today>
2
a heavy rigid stick used as a weapon or for punishment <carried a staff for self-defense when walking alone at night>
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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