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synonyms for quarterstaff

  • business
  • staff
  • baton
  • billy
  • blackjack
  • bludgeon
  • cosh
  • cudgel
  • hammer
  • hickory
  • mace
  • mallet
  • nightstick
  • persuader
  • rosewood
  • sap
  • shill
  • shillelagh
  • swatter
  • truncheon
  • works
  • conk buster
  • convincer
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How to use quarterstaff in a sentence

Thou art a deft hand at quarterstaff and singlestick, though, and I doubt not that thy hands can guard thy head.
THE CORNET OF HORSEG. A. HENTY
So saying, he raised his quarterstaff above his head in a threatening way.
THE MERRY ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOODHOWARD PYLE
I can wield a quarterstaff as well as a prize-fighter, and have beaten Figg himself at the broadsword.
JACK SHEPPARD, VOL. II (OF III)W. HARRISON AINSWORTH
Why finger a distaff, when a quarterstaff comes more aptly to your hand?'
A BOOK OF SCOUNDRELSCHARLES WHIBLEY
Sometimes there were wrestling matches, and combat with sword and quarterstaff.
CHESHIRECHARLES E. KELSEY
The only other handweapon capable of countering it is another quarterstaff.
BLACK MAN'S BURDENDALLAS MCCORD REYNOLDS
In his right hand he carried a quarterstaff, which he used as a walking-stick.
THE LAST OF THE VIKINGSJOHN BOWLING
With a spear your people would know quite as much as I should; but I fancy that, with a quarterstaff, I should astonish them.
BY RIGHT OF CONQUESTG. A. HENTY
Finding that, in spite of his efforts, he could not keep back his assailants, Roger threw down the quarterstaff and seized his ax.
BY RIGHT OF CONQUESTG. A. HENTY
One blow with my quarterstaff, on the back of the head under the steel cap, will do that noiselessly enough.
BOTH SIDES THE BORDERG. A. HENTY
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WORDS RELATED TO QUARTERSTAFF

  • baton
  • billy
  • blackjack
  • bludgeon
  • business
  • conk buster
  • convincer
  • cosh
  • cudgel
  • hammer
  • hickory
  • mace
  • mallet
  • nightstick
  • persuader
  • quarterstaff
  • rosewood
  • sap
  • shill
  • shillelagh
  • staff
  • swatter
  • truncheon
  • works
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.