taiaha

noun
ta·​i·​a·​ha | \ ˈtäēəˌhä \
plural -s

Definition of taiaha

: a long light staff or club adorned with a band of red feathers or dog's hair that is carried by Maori chiefs as a sign of authority and used as a two-handed striking weapon

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History and Etymology for taiaha

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“Taiaha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/taiaha. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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