Knobstick
Knobstick Knob"stick`, n. 1. One who refuses to join, or withdraws from, a trade union. [Cant, Eng.] [1913 Webster]

2. A stick, cane, or club terminating in a knob; esp., such a stick or club used as a weapon or missile; a knobkerrie. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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