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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cud·gel /ˈkʌʤəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cudg·el n.  A staff used in cudgel play, shorter than the quarterstaff, and wielded with one hand; hence, any heavy stick used as a weapon.
    He getteth him a grievous crabtree cudgel and . . . falls to rating of them as if they were dogs.   --Bunyan.
 Cudgel play, a fight or sportive contest with cudgels.
 To cross the cudgels, to forbear or give up the contest; -- a phrase borrowed from the practice of cudgel players, who lay one cudgel over another when the contest is ended.
 To take up cudgels for, to engage in a contest in behalf of (some one or something).

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cudg·el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cudgeled or Cudgelled p. pr. & vb. n. Cudgeling or cudgelling.] To beat with a cudgel.
    An he here, I would cudgel him like a dog.   --Shak.
 To cudgel one's brains, to exercise one's wits.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a club that is used as a weapon
      v : strike with a cudgel
      [also: cudgelling, cudgelled]