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ˈkʌdʒ əlcud·gel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cudgelverb

    a club that is used as a weapon

  2. cudgel, fustigateverb

    strike with a cudgel

Wiktionary

  1. cudgelnoun

    a short heavy club with a rounded head used as a weapon

    The guard hefted his cudgel menacingly at the inmates, the threat to swing glinted in his eye.

    Etymology: From kuggel, from cycgel, from kuggilaz, derivative of kuggōn, from geugʰ-, from geu-. Cognate with coghele. Related to cog.

  2. cudgelverb

    to strike someone with a cudgel

    The officer was violently cudgeled down in the midst of the rioters, with his own beatstick no less.

    Etymology: From kuggel, from cycgel, from kuggilaz, derivative of kuggōn, from geugʰ-, from geu-. Cognate with coghele. Related to cog.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cudgelnoun

    a staff used in cudgel play, shorter than the quarterstaff, and wielded with one hand; hence, any heavy stick used as a weapon

    Etymology: [OE. kuggel; cf. G. keule club (with a round end), kugel ball, or perh. W. cogyl cudgel, or D. cudse, kuds, cudgel.]

  2. Cudgelverb

    to beat with a cudgel

    Etymology: [OE. kuggel; cf. G. keule club (with a round end), kugel ball, or perh. W. cogyl cudgel, or D. cudse, kuds, cudgel.]

Freebase

  1. Cudgel

    Cudgel was an American two-time Champion Thoroughbred racehorse. Owned by J. K. L. Ross and trained by future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee H. Guy Bedwell, Cudgel is probably best remembered for his win in the 1919 Havre de Grace Handicap in which he defeated two future Hall of Fame inductees, Exterminator and Sir Barton. Cudgel raced at age three in 1917. He finished eleventh in the Kentucky Derby but showed some of his developing abilities when he finished second in the Latonia Derby. Frequently ridden by Earl Sande as well as Johnny Loftus, at age four Cudgel was the dominant older horse of 1918. The next year, despite a long layoff between May and August as a result of an injury, he came back to share Champion Older Horse honors with Sun Briar. After retiring from racing, Cudgel stood at stud Ross's Yarrow Brae Stud near Laurel, Maryland. A successful sire, among his best, daughter Fluvanna was the 1923 American Champion Two-Year-Old Filly and his son, Froth Blower, won the 1931 King's Plate, Canada's most prestigious race. Cudgel died in October 1941 at age twenty-seven.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cudgel

    kud′jel, n. a heavy staff: a club.—v.t. to beat with a cudgel:—pr.p. cud′gelling; pa.p. cud′gelled.—ns. Cud′geller; Cud′gelling.—adj. Cud′gel-proof, not to be hurt by beating.—Take up the cudgels, to engage in a contest. [A.S. cycgel.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cudgel in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cudgel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of cudgel in a Sentence

  1. Brandon Wolf -LRB- left -RRB-:

    The term' safe space' has been perverted, especially by those who use it as a cudgel against people they think aren't' strong enough' to live in the real world, but safe spaces are necessary for LGBTQ people.

  2. Ed Campbell:

    One of the things Trump is doing with trade is he's using it as a cudgel against the Fed, the Fed is citing uncertainty relating to trade as a reason they're open to cutting rates.

  3. Yaakov Menken:

    It is ridiculous to say that because Soros is a wealthy Jew, if you criticize him, you're going after Jewish money, anti-Semitism is too real and too dangerous to use as a partisan cudgel.

  4. Pope Francis:

    It is not with the cudgel of judgment that we succeed in bringing the lost sheep back to the fold.

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