Quarterstaff definitions

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A long wooden staff formerly used as a weapon.
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A stout, iron-tipped, wooden staff, six to eight feet long, formerly used in England as a weapon.
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The use of the quarterstaff in fighting, often as a sport.
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A wooden staff of an approximate length between 2 and 2.5 meters, sometimes tipped with iron, used as a weapon in rural England during the Early Modern period.
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Fighting or exercise with the quarterstaff.

He was very adept at quarterstaff.

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Origin of quarterstaff

quarter +"Ž staff, attested since about 1550. Probably originally referred to a staff cut from the hardwood of a certain size of tree which was cleft into four parts, per the OED.