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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A staff allowing two people to carry a burden on their shoulders.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A staff by means of which a burden is borne by two persons on their shoulders.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as cowlstaff.


French col neck + English staff. Compare coll. (Wiktionary)


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