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shillelaghs

noun
variants: also shillalahs
plural of shillelagh

Synonyms of shillelaghs

a heavy rigid stick used as a weapon or for punishment
  • the bartender in the Irish pub keeps a shillelagh behind the bar just in case there's trouble

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“Shillelaghs.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shillelaghs. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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