Definition of Shillelagh

1. Noun. A cudgel made of hardwood (usually oak or blackthorn).

Exact synonyms: Shillalah
Generic synonyms: Cudgel
Geographical relationships: Emerald Isle, Hibernia, Ireland



Definition of Shillelagh

1. Noun. A wooden club ending with a large knob. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shillelagh

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shillelagh

shikseh
shiksehs
shikses
shikumen
shild
shildy
shilf
shilfa
shilingi
shill
shillala
shillalah
shillalahs
shillalas
shilled
shillelagh (current term)
shillelaghs
shillelah
shillelahs
shillin'
shilling
shilling scars
shilling shocker
shilling shockers
shilling sign
shillings
shills
shilly-shallied
shilly-shallies
shilly-shally

Literary usage of Shillelagh

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1. The Wild Irishman by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland (1905)
"CHAPTER II THE shillelagh As the Yorkshireman is said to sport on his escutcheon a flea, a fly, and a flitch of bacon, so in the popular imagination an ..."

2. The Wild Irishman by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland (1905)
"CHAPTER II THE shillelagh As the Yorkshireman is said to sport on his escutcheon a flea, a fly, and a flitch of bacon, so in the popular imagination an ..."

3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1856)
"... in the Barony of shillelagh, co. Wicklow— The Earldom of Thomond and Barony of Inchiquin—Tlie Family of Morville—Clapham Park, and Mr. Thomas ..."

4. Papers and Notes on the Glacial Geology of Great Britain and Ireland by Henry Carvill Lewis, Henry William Crosskey (1894)
"At shillelagh I drove five miles across the hills in the area of metamorphic silurian slate, and to the edge of the granite on the road towards Tullow. ..."

5. Papers and Notes on the Glacial Geology of Great Britain and Ireland by Henry Carvill Lewis, Henry William Crosskey (1894)
"At shillelagh I drove five miles across the hills in the area of metamorphic silurian slate, and to the edge of the granite on the road towards Tullow. ..."

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