cowlstaff

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From cowl +‎ staff.

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cowlstaff (plural cowlstaffs or cowlstaves)

  1. A staff used to carry a cowl or other burden, especially held by two people on their shoulders.
    • 1989, Keith Bosley, translating Elias Lönnrot, The Kalevala, XVII:
      Prepare an iron cowlstaff / obtain one of steel: / put steel at its core / and on top draw soft iron!

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