noun, plural quar·ter·staves [kwawr-ter-steyvz], /ˈkwɔr tərˌsteɪvz/, quar·ter·staffs.
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Example sentences from the Web for quarterstaff
Thou art a deft hand at quarterstaff and singlestick, though, and I doubt not that thy hands can guard thy head.The Cornet of Horse|G. A. Henty
So saying, he raised his quarterstaff above his head in a threatening way.The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood|Howard Pyle
I can wield a quarterstaff as well as a prize-fighter, and have beaten Figg himself at the broadsword.Jack Sheppard, Vol. II (of III)|W. Harrison Ainsworth
Why finger a distaff, when a quarterstaff comes more aptly to your hand?'A Book of Scoundrels|Charles Whibley
Sometimes there were wrestling matches, and combat with sword and quarterstaff.Cheshire|Charles E. Kelsey