from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A usually electrified prod designed for driving cattle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A stick designed to goad cows, steers, and similar animals in order to prompt them to move in a desired direction, now usually electrified to administer a stimulating shock to the animal.
  • n. Something used to goad or push someone to act.


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