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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A long stick carried in the hand for support in walking. (plural)

Usage examples (25)
  • Some had bows, some "staves" -- that is, bills, pole-axes, or pikes.
  • I thought if you have more than one staff, they are referred to as staves, not staffs.
  • Or … maybe the staves are the wooden vertical things that make up the walls of the barrel!
  • Or shepherd's staves, meaning the different ways of God's dealing with his people; the one, by sweet means, called the rod of for more
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