Quarter-staff

  • 1 QUARTER-STAFF —    strong wooden staff 6½ ft. long, shod with iron, grasped in the middle; formerly used in England for attack and defence …

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • 2 Quarter-staff — Wooden pole some six feet long used as a weapon by English peasants, usually tipped with iron …

    Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • 3 staff — n. 1. Stick, pole, rod. 2. Partisan, truncheon, quarter staff, club, cudgel, bludgeon, shillelah, bat. 3. Cane, stick. 4. Support, prop, stay. 5. Mace, truncheon, bâton. 6. Staff officers, general officers, état major. 7. Stanza, stave …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 4 Quarter Sessions — The Courts of Quarter Sessions or Quarter Sessions were local courts traditionally held at four set times each year in the United Kingdom and other countries in the former British Empire. They generally sat in the seat of each county and county… …

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  • 5 quarter — quar|ter1 W2S1 [ˈkwo:tə US ˈkwo:rtər] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(amount)¦ 2¦(part of an hour)¦ 3¦(money)¦ 4¦(three months)¦ 5¦(sport)¦ 6¦(part of a city)¦ 7¦(home)¦ 8¦(college)¦ 9¦(moon)¦ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 quarter — 1 noun 1 AMOUNT (C) one of four equal or almost equal parts into which something can be divided: Cut it into quarters. (+ of): a quarter of a mile | in the last quarter of the 19th century | They re firing almost a quarter of the workforce. | It… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 bauk-staff —  a quarter staff. N …

    A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • 8 gib-staff —  1) a hook stick, pronounced [GHIB]. York.  2) a quarter staff. N …

    A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • 9 grain-staff —  a quarter staff, with a short pair of tines at the end, called grains. S …

    A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • 10 New England Quarter — Diagram showing the layout of streets and significant buildings in the New England Quarter area before and after its redevelopment …

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  • 11 Congressional staff — are employees of the United States Congress or of its individual members. Contents 1 Types of staff members 2 Personal staff 3 Committee staff 4 Notes …

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  • 12 The Howard Stern Show staff — Throughout its nearly 30 year run The Howard Stern Show has gone through a number of staff members and contributors. Contents 1 Current staff 1.1 In studio …

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  • 13 Joint Services Command and Staff College — Infobox University name = Joint Services Command and Staff College native name = image size = caption = latin name = motto = Unity is Strength established = 1997 closed = type = Constituent college of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom… …

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  • 14 Station staff — Station Sta tion (st[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [F., fr. L. statio, from stare, statum, to stand. See {Stand}.] 1. The act of standing; also, attitude or pose in standing; posture. [R.] [1913 Webster] A station like the herald, Mercury. Shak. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 15 To hang the flag at half-staff — Flag Flag, n. [Cf. LG. & G. flagge, Sw. flagg, Dan. flag, D. vlag. See {Flag} to hang loose.] 1. That which flags or hangs down loosely. [1913 Webster] 2. A cloth usually bearing a device or devices and used to indicate nationality, party, etc.,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 16 To hang the flag half-staff — Flag Flag, n. [Cf. LG. & G. flagge, Sw. flagg, Dan. flag, D. vlag. See {Flag} to hang loose.] 1. That which flags or hangs down loosely. [1913 Webster] 2. A cloth usually bearing a device or devices and used to indicate nationality, party, etc.,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 17 Jack staff — Jack Jack (j[a^]k), n. [F. Jacques James, L. Jacobus, Gr. ?, Heb. Ya aq[=o]b Jacob; prop., seizing by the heel; hence, a supplanter. Cf. {Jacobite}, {Jockey}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A familiar nickname of, or substitute for, John. [1913 Webster] You… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 18 Ward staff — Ward Ward, n. [AS. weard, fem., guard, weard, masc., keeper, guard; akin to OS. ward a watcher, warden, G. wart, OHG. wart, Icel. v[ o]r[eth]r a warden, a watch, Goth. wards in da[ u]rawards a doorkeeper, and E. wary; cf. OF. warde guard, from… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 19 Level staff — A level staff, also called levelling rod, is a graduated wooden or aluminum rod, the use of which permits the determination of differences in elevation.Rod construction and materialsLevelling rods can be one piece, but many are sectional and can… …

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  • 20 Quarterstaff — A quarterstaff is a medieval English weapon, consisting of a shaft of hardwood, sometimes with metal reinforced tips. The name is also used for the fighting staves of other cultures, such as the Japanese bō , Chinese gùn , or French bâton .… …

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