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cudgel

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈkʌdʒ.əl/

cudgel

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