AskDefine | Define shillelagh

Dictionary Definition

shillelagh n : a cudgel made of hardwood (usually oak or blackthorn) [syn: shillalah]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Of extraction.

Pronunciation

  • US: /ʃəˈleɪˌli/

Noun

  1. A wooden club ending with a large knob.

Extensive Definition

The word shillelagh can mean:
In sport:
  • Jeweled Shillelagh, a trophy associated with the USC - Notre Dame college football rivalry
  • Shillelagh Trophy, a trophy associated with the Purdue - Notre Dame college football rivalry
shillelagh in German: shillelagh

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Malacca cane, alpenstock, bat, baton, billy, billy club, bludgeon, cane, club, crook, crosier, cross, cross-staff, crutch, crutch-stick, handstaff, knobkerrie, lituus, mace, pastoral staff, paterissa, quarterstaff, staff, stave, stick, swagger stick, swanking stick, truncheon, walking stick
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