What is another word for shillelagh?

Pronunciation: [ʃˌɪlˈe͡ɪlə] (IPA)

Shillelagh is a uniquely Irish word commonly associated with a wooden walking stick or club. However, there are other terms often used to describe similar objects. One such synonym is a cudgel, a term used to refer to a heavy stick or club used as a weapon. Another related term is a baton, which can refer to a similar stick used by law enforcement or as a ceremonial accessory. Additionally, a truncheon may be used as a synonym, especially in British English, to describe a short stick used for defense or control. While each of these terms may have slightly different connotations, they all convey a similar meaning to shillelagh.

What are the hypernyms for Shillelagh?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Shillelagh

They wove no mild sort of halo for the head of a shillelagh-flourishing Whitechapel Countess descended from the writer and doer.
"The Amazing Marriage, v3"
George Meredith Edition: 10 Language: English
Granting Whitechapel and the shillelagh affair, certain whispers of her good looks, contested only to be the more violently asserted; and therewith Rose Mackrell's tale of her being a 'young woman of birth,' having a 'romantic story to tell of herself and her parentage,' made her latest performance the champagne event of it hitherto.
"The Amazing Marriage, v3"
George Meredith Edition: 10 Language: English
Yet how mountaineer without ballads any more than without a shillelagh?
"Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry"
Thomas Davis Commentator: T. W. Rolleston

Related words: celtic shillelagh, traditional shillelagh, shillelagh wood, shillelagh for sale, irish shillelagh

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