Cowlstaff
Cowlstaff Cowl"staff` (koul"st?f`), n. [Cowl a vessel + staff.] A staff or pole on which a vessel is supported between two persons. --Suckling. [1913 Webster]

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  • cowlstaff — [kōl′staf΄, ko͞ol′stäf΄] n. 〚 COWL2 + STAFF1〛 Archaic a pole run through the handles of a large tub so that it can be carried between two persons * * * …   Universalium

  • cowlstaff — [kōl′staf΄, ko͞ol′stäf΄] n. [ COWL2 + STAFF1] Archaic a pole run through the handles of a large tub so that it can be carried between two persons …   English World dictionary

  • cowlstaff — noun Etymology: Middle English cuvelstaff, from cuvel vessel (from Old English cūfel, ultimately from Late Latin cupella, diminutive of Latin cūpa tub) + 1staff more at hive Date: 13th century archaic a staff from which a vessel is suspended and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cowlstaff — noun A staff held by two people, one in each end, and used to carry a load …   Wiktionary

  • cowlstaff — as at cowl III+ˌ noun Etymology: Middle English cuvelstaf, from cuvel vessel + staf staff more at cowl, staff now dialect England : a staff from which a vessel is suspended by its handles and carried between two persons …   Useful english dictionary

  • Support — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Support >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 support support ground foundation base basis Sgm: N 1 terra firma terra firma Sgm: N 1 bearing bearing fulcrum bait =>(U.S.) caudex …   English dictionary for students

  • 抬杠 — táigàng (1) [cowlstaff]∶通过拎环悬挂容器于其上, 并由两人抬着的棒 (2) [bicker; wrangle; argue for the sake of arguing] [方]∶无谓地争辩; 顶牛 你是专门找人抬杠 (3) 亦称 抬杆子 (4) [carry a coffin on stout poles]∶用扛抬运棺材 …   Advanced Chinese dictionary

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