cudgel(redirected from takes up the cudgels)
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cudgelnoun arm, baculum, bar, bastinado, bat, batterrng ram, billy, blackjack, bludgeon, cane, club, cosh, deadly device, deadly weapon, deterrent, ferule, fustis, instrument for use in combat, instrument of war, lethal instrument, lethal weapon, mallet, means of offense, night stick, pole, staff, stick, truncheon, war hammer, weapon
Associated concepts: deadly weapons
See also: beat, lash, strike