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cudgel

noun [C] uk   /ˈkʌdʒ.əl/ us  

cudgel

verb [T] uk   /ˈkʌdʒ.əl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-) us  
to hit someone with a cudgel
Translations of “cudgel”
in Spanish porra…
in French gourdin…
in German die Keule…
in Chinese (Traditional) (打人用的)粗短棒,短棍…
in Chinese (Simplified) (打人用的)粗短棒,短棍…
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