quarterstaff

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noun quar·ter·staff \ˈkwȯ(r)-tər-ˌstaf\

Definition of quarterstaff

plural

quarterstaves

play \ˈkwȯ(r)-tər-ˌstavz, -ˌstāvz\
  1. :  a long stout staff formerly used as a weapon and wielded with one hand in the middle and the other between the middle and the end

First Known Use of quarterstaff

circa 1550


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