Quarterstaff : Definition

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Definitions of Quarterstaff

Pronunciation : Quar"ter*staff`
Part of Speech : n.;
Definition : Defn: A long and stout staff formerly used as a weapon of defense and offense; -- so called because in holding it one hand was placed in the middle, and the other between the middle and the end.

pl. Quarterstaves (.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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