shillelagh

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Either from Shillelagh, County Wicklow, in Ireland (from Irish Síol (descendants) Éalaigh (a name)), because the forest near it provided the wood from which such clubs were made, or from sail (cudgel) + éille (thong).

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shillelagh (plural shillelaghs)

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  1. A wooden (especially oaken) club ending with a large knob.
  2. Any cudgel.

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