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)