Pronunciation: (kwôr'tur-staf", -stäf"), [key]
—pl. -stavesPronunciation: (-stāvz"), [key] -staffs.
1. a former English weapon consisting of a stout pole 6 to 8 ft. (1.8 to 2.4 m) long, tipped with iron.
2. exercise or fighting with this weapon.
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