pugil stick

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pu·gil stick

A long pole with padded ends used in the armed forces to simulate bayonet fighting.

[Latin pugil, pugilist; see peuk- in Indo-European roots + stick.]
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SHADOW - real name Jefferson King - was not a man to mess with but, after destroying contestants with the pugil stick, he was given his marching orders after being caught in the midst of a steroid scandal.
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I remember when my hair was darker and I had occasion to use a pugil stick on a practice bayonet range.
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