Jacob's staff

Definition of Jacob's staff

A name given to many forms of staff or weapon, especially in the Middle Ages; a pilgrim's staff
(Surveying) See under Staff.
- Spenser.
(Surv.) a single straight rod or staff, pointed and iron-shod at the bottom, for penetrating the ground, and having a socket joint at the top, used, instead of a tripod, for supporting a compass.

See also: Jacob Jacob Staff

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