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n. pl. quar·ter·staves (-stāvz′)
A long wooden staff formerly used as a weapon.
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n, pl -staves (-ˌsteɪvz; -ˌstɑːvz)
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a stout iron-tipped wooden staff about 6ft long, formerly used in England as a weapon
2. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) the use of such a staff in fighting, sport, or exercise
[C16: of uncertain origin]
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quar•ter•staff(ˈkwɔr tərˌstæf, -ˌstɑf)
n., pl. -staves (-ˌsteɪvz)
1. a stout pole 6 to 8 ft. (1.8 to 2.4 m) long, tipped with iron: formerly used as a weapon.
2. exercise or fighting with such poles.
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quarterstaff[ˈkwɔːtəstɑːf] N (Hist) → barra f
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