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Definition of "quarterstaff" []

  • A long wooden staff formerly used as a weapon. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "quarterstaff" in a sentence
  • "A quarterstaff was a dynamic weapon; it didn't have a point or edge to do the wielder's work for him."
  • "The classic “Rabbit of Seville” has a clip, as does “Robin Hood Daffy” (with the immortal quarterstaff sequence)."
  • "Combine it with white robes and shining armour for a paladin-type, for instance, or black leather armour and a quarterstaff for a battlemonk."