- NZ a carved weapon in the form of a staff, now used in Māori ceremonial oratory
Word Origin for taiaha
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Examples from the Web for taiaha
Historical Examples of taiaha
As he listened to Heke he rested upon his taiaha, and smiled upon those about him.
As he shouted these questions and answers he ran swiftly backwards and forwards brandishing a taiaha as he ran.