cowlstaff

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

Definition of cowlstaff 

archaic

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

First Known Use of cowlstaff

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cowlstaff

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

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