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Definition of cudgel noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

cudgel

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈkʌdʒl//
 
 
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  • a short thick stick that is used as a weapon
  • Idioms
    take up (the) cudgels on behalf of somebody/something (old-fashioned)
     
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    to defend or support someone or something strongly
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: cudgel

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