from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A plural of staff and the plural of stave.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun pl. of staff.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Plural form of staff (long, straight stick).
  • noun Plural form of stave.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of stave.


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  • The preferred plural form when referring to musical notation; otherwise staffs is preferred. (Garner)

    April 3, 2008

  • Also when talking about those strips of wood that make a barrel. Oh crap. WeirdNet beat me to it.

    April 3, 2008