Punji-stick meaning

po͝onjē, pŭn-
A very sharp bamboo stake that is concealed at an angle in high grass, in a hole, or in deep mud, often coated with excrement, and planted to wound and infect the feet of enemy soldiers.
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A basic weapon in the form a sharp spike in the ground, normally made from wood or bamboo and often covered in feces or other biohazardous material as a means to cause infections or disease.
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Origin of punji-stick

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    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition