Definition of Cudgel

1. Noun. A club that is used as a weapon.

Specialized synonyms: Bastinado, Shillalah, Shillelagh
Generic synonyms: Club



2. Verb. Strike with a cudgel.
Exact synonyms: Fustigate
Generic synonyms: Hit

Definition of Cudgel

1. n. A staff used in cudgel play, shorter than the quarterstaff, and wielded with one hand; hence, any heavy stick used as a weapon.

2. v. t. To beat with a cudgel.

Definition of Cudgel

1. Noun. a short heavy club with a rounded head used as a weapon ¹

2. Verb. to strike someone with a cudgel ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cudgel

1. to beat with a heavy club [v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cudgel

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cuddlecore
cuddled
cuddlefest
cuddler
cuddlers
cuddles
cuddlesome
cuddlicious
cuddlier
cuddliest
cuddliness
cuddling
cuddly
cuddy
cudgel (current term)
cudgeled
cudgeler
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cudgeling
cudgelled
cudgelling
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cudighi
cudighis
cuds
cudweed
cudweeds
cue ball

Literary usage of Cudgel

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1. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1883)
"He is here represented as having taken up the cudgel in behalf of the painter. So history Jives on canvas. In the centre is a group of strollers parading ..."

2. London Society edited by James Hogg, Florence Marryat (1883)
"cudgel LOVE. Store of Starts ano How much do nine and seven, and three and a quarter, and fifteen, and one thousand nine hundred and eighty-nine and three- ..."

3. Works by Washington Irving (1897)
"... Mrs. Davies—Foote and his Projects—Criticism of the cudgel. IN his new lodgings in Wine-Office Court, Goldsmith began to receive visits of ceremony, ..."

4. Social Life in the Reign of Queen Anne: Taken from Original Sources by John Ashton (1882)
"Challenges—The stakes—The combatants—Description of fights— General combativeness—Boxing—cudgel-playing—Pedestrianism— ..."

5. Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions by Robert Chambers (1847)
"... and went about through all the country fairs challenging people to fight prizes, wrestling and cudgel-play ;' and abundance more to this purpose. CHAP. ..."

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