war club


: a club-shaped implement used as a weapon especially by American Indians

Examples of war club in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to war clubs, which took the form of strikers, prodders, penetrators and throwers, Fijians fashioned clubs for peacetime, ceremonies and sacred rites. Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Mar. 2023 In 1996, an amateur archaeologist discovered a few human bones and an ancient wooden war club eroding out of the bank of the Tollense River. Hillary Waterman, Discover Magazine, 2 Jan. 2019 If spectacle is part of your courtship plan, J-Prime is the ticket, with a posh lounge, strong cocktails and a tomahawk rib-eye with a long bone like the bleached handle of a primeval war club, a showcase of prime beef with a lush, fatty aura. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 23 Dec. 2021 That afternoon, while his wife pounded fruits to extract the seeds, Pukatire sat in a hammock, carving a war club. Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker, 4 Nov. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1763, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of war club was in 1763

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“War club.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/war%20club. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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