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also shil·la·lah  (shə-lā′lē, -lə)
A cudgel of oak, blackthorn, or other hardwood.

[After Shillelagh, a village of east-central Ireland where cudgels were made with wood from the formerly extensive local oak forests.]
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Noun1.shillalah - a cudgel made of hardwood (usually oak or blackthorn)shillalah - a cudgel made of hardwood (usually oak or blackthorn)
cudgel - a club that is used as a weapon
Emerald Isle, Hibernia, Ireland - an island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
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Yelled our Joan, waving a shillalah over his prostrate form .
He scrutinized the end of it, balanced it in one hand and even sniffed at the unoffensive shillalah.
Featuring chapters on the use of the quarter staff, bayonets, cudgels, shillalahs, walking-sticks, umbrellas, and other miscellaneous but common objects, "Broadsword And Singlestick" also contains useful insights into armed combat training and how such training relates to real-world self-defense considerations and issues which still has relevance and value for men and women today.