Entry from US English dictionary
Definition of coup stick in English:
(Among North American Indians) a decorated stick recording coups attained by the warrior.
- I got worried some as he tried rooting about amongst our bags with his coup stick, and doubly concerned when the second scout rode up in the full Yankee dress and the kitbash of the 54th.
- In every scene, the Indians are clearly victorious, ‘counting coup’ over the United States cavalry by either touching their enemy with lances and coup sticks or shooting them with arrows.
- Images of coup sticks and warriors in full regalia mingled with turtles, bears, and bison.
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