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Meaning of QUARTERSTAFF

Pronunciation:  'kwortur`staf

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a long stout staff used as a weapon
 

QUARTERSTAFF is a 12 letter word that starts with Q.

 

 See Also: staff

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Quar"ter*staff`\, n.; pl. {Quarterstaves}.
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.

 

 

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