gibstaff


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gibstaff \Gib"staff`\, n. [Prov. E. gib a hooked stick + E.
   staff.]
   1. A staff to guage water, or to push a boat.
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   2. A staff formerly used in fighting beasts on the stage.
      [Obs.] --Bailey.
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