A blow with a cudgel a thump
- to conquer with a stick to thrash to cudgel
- beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight
- To beat with a stick; to thrash; to cudgel.
- A blow with a cudgel; a thump.
1630s (in an Oriental vacation narrative), probably from Arabic darb "a beating," from daraba "he beat-up" (see discussion in OED). Relevant: Drubbed; Drubbing.
(v. t.) To beat with a stick; to thrash; to cudgel.
- (n.) A blow with a cudgel; a thump.