pogamoggan

noun

pog·​a·​mog·​gan
ˌpägəˈmägən
plural -s
: a club used as a weapon or ceremonial object by various American Indian peoples and usually consisting in the Great Lakes region of a flat curved club with a knobbed head and in the Plains region of a piece of stone fastened to the end of a slender stick covered with leather

Word History

Etymology

of Algonquian origin; akin to Ojibwa pägämâgan club, Cree päkämâgan hammer, literally, (something) used for striking

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“Pogamoggan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pogamoggan. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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