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noun 
  1. 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.
verb (cudgels, cudgeling or (UK) cudgelling, cudgeled or (UK) cudgelled, cudgeled or (UK) cudgelled)
  1. 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: Middle English kuggel, from Old English cycgel, perhaps cognate with German Kugel "ball"


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