Example sentences for: staves

How can you use “staves” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Anyone can enjoy knowing how a $10 bill came to be called a sawbuck (the Roman numeral "X" that appeared on early notes reminded people of the wooden sawbuck used in carpentry), or how the word "robot" came into English (it comes from the Czech word "robota," meaning "drudgery," and was part of the title of a widely popular 1920 Czech play), or how the Indo-European root for "beech tree," "bhago-," gave us the word "book" (Germanic tribes used beech staves to carve runes on).

  • Most major cities have martial arts halls, where you can watch kendo (fencing with bamboo staves) as well as the famed sports of judo and aikido.

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