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A stout pole 6–8 feet long, formerly used as a weapon.
- ‘In battle, it could be wielded as a quarterstaff against swordsmen, or as a pike against cavalry.’
- ‘Usually they practiced with wooden swords, but they also practiced with quarterstaffs.’
- ‘Apparently they want me to learn how to use a quarterstaff and a dagger.’
- ‘However, he could find many ways to make a sword or a quarterstaff a deadly weapon.’
- ‘There was some sort of test to undertake to cross the river, sort of like when Robin Hood & Little John fight with quarterstaffs in Prince of Thieves’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.