from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A short heavy stick; a club.
- transitive v. To beat or strike with or as if with a cudgel.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A short heavy club with a rounded head used as a weapon.
- v. to strike someone with a cudgel
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A staff used in cudgel play, shorter than the quarterstaff, and wielded with one hand; hence, any heavy stick used as a weapon.
- transitive v. To beat with a cudgel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A short thick stick used as a weapon; a club; specifically, a staff used in cudgel-play.
- To strike with a cudgel or club; beat, in general.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a club that is used as a weapon
- v. strike with a cudgel
Middle English cuggel, from Old English cycgel.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English kuggel, from Old English cycgel ("a large stick, cudgel"), from Proto-Germanic *kuggilaz (“knobbed instrument”), derivative of Proto-Germanic *kuggōn (“cog, swelling”), from Proto-Indo-European *geugʰ- (“swelling, bow”), from Proto-Indo-European *geu-, *gū- (“to bow, bend, arch, curve”). Cognate with Middle Dutch coghele ("stick with a rounded end"). Related to cog. (Wiktionary)