Definition of staves

noun

a long stick used as a support when walking or climbing or as a weapon.

She stuck her staff under her arm then reached towards the tangle with her now-free hand.

a mixture of plaster of Paris, cement, or a similar material, used for temporary building work.

Staff may easily be bent, sawed, bored, or nailed.

a set of five parallel lines and the spaces between them, on which notes are written to indicate their pitch.

all the people employed by a particular organization.

a staff of 600

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