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Staff may refer to:


  • Staff of office, a pole that indicates a position
  • Staff (railway signalling), a token authorizing a locomotive driver to use a particular stretch of single track
  • Level staff, also called levelling rod, a graduated rod for comparing heights
  • Fire staff, a staff of wood or metal and Kevlar, used for fire dancing and performance
  • Flagstaff, on which a flag is flown
  • Marotte, a staff with a carved image of a head at the tip used by a jester
  • The weapon used in stick-fighting
    • Quarterstaff, a long pole used as a medieval weapon
    • , a long rod used as a weapon, usually in Japanese martial arts
    • Gun (staff), a weapon in Chinese martial arts
  • Walking stick, a device to facilitate balancing while walking
  • Sceptre or scepter, a symbolic ornamental rod borne in the hand by a ruling monarch
  • Scout staff, a tall pole traditionally used by Boy Scouts, which has a number of uses in an emergency
  • Wand, a thin, straight, hand-held ceremonial stick
  • Shepherd's crook
  • A divining rod used in rhabdomancy


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