Meaning of cudgel
Pronunciation: (kuj'ul), [key]
— n., v., -eled, -el•ing, -elled, -el•ling.
- a short, thick stick used as a weapon; club.
- to come to the defense or aid of someone or something.
- to strike with a cudgel; beat.
- to try to comprehend or remember: I cudgeled my brains to recall her name.
- cudgel (Thesaurus)