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- a short heavy stick used as a weapon
- to strike someone with a cudgel
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Cudg"el (k?j"?l), n. [OE.
kuggel; cf. G. keule club (with a round end),
kugel ball, or perh. W. cogyl cudgel, or D.
cudse, kuds, cudgel.] A staff used in cudgel
play, shorter than the quarterstaff, and wielded with one hand;
hence, any heavy stick used as a weapon.
He getteth him a grievous crabtree cudgel
and . . . falls to rating of them as if they were dogs.
Cudgel play, a fight or sportive contest
with cudgels. -- To cross the cudgels,
to forbear or give up the contest; -- a phrase borrowed from
the practice of cudgel players, who lay one cudgel over another
when the contest is ended. -- To take up cudgels
for, to engage in a contest in behalf of (some one
Cudg"el, v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Cudgeled or Cudgelled (-&?;ld);
p. pr. & vb. n. Cudgeling or
cudgelling.] To beat with a cudgel.
An he here, I would cudgel him like a
To cudgel one's brains, to exercise
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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