noun, plural quar·ter·staves [kwawr-ter-steyvz] /ˈkwɔr tərˌsteɪvz/, quar·ter·staffs.
Examples 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
And next, I saw my quarterstaff still resting against the tree where I had left it.A Thane of Wessex|Charles W. Whistler
Sometimes there were wrestling matches, and combat with sword and quarterstaff.Cheshire|Charles E. Kelsey
Homer Crawford neatly rapped him on the right shin bone with his quarterstaff to the other's intense agony.Black Man's Burden|Dallas McCord Reynolds
I wot this was no playful bout at quarterstaff, but a grim and serious fight of real earnest.The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood|Howard Pyle