patu

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

Definition of patu

plural -s
: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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Origin and Etymology of patu

Maori


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