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Definition 1: the staff on which wool or flax is wound before spinning - [noun denoting artifact]

(distaff is a kind of ...) a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose

"he walked with the help of a wooden staff"

(... is part of distaff) a small domestic spinning machine with a single spindle that is driven by hand or foot

Definition 2: the sphere of work by women - [noun denoting state]

(distaff is a kind of ...) a particular environment or walk of life

"his social sphere is limited" "it was a closed area of employment" "he's out of my orbit"

Definition 3: characteristic of or peculiar to a woman - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where distaff or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • female sensitiveness
  • female suffrage

Synonyms for distaff in the sense of this definition

(distaff is similar to ...) associated with women and not with men

"feminine intuition"

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