quarterstaff

Definitions:

  • A long wooden staff formerly used as a weapon.
  • An old English weapon formed of a stout pole about 6½ feet long.
  • 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.
  • A wooden staff of an approximate length between 2 and 2.5 meters, sometimes tipped with iron, used as a weapon in rural England during the Early Modern period.
  • Fighting or exercise with the quarterstaff.
  • a long stout staff used as a weapon
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