patu

noun
pa·​tu | \ ˈpä(ˌ)tü\
variants: or patu-patu \ -​üˈpä(ˌ)tü \
plural -s

Definition of patu

: a short two-edged Maori weapon of stone, wood, or bone resembling a club and tapering in thickness but expanding in width from the butt and designed to give a crushing rather than cutting blow

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