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staff1 US English

All the people employed by a particular organization

staff2 US English

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

staff US Thesaurus

there is a reluctance to take on new staff

Staff in staff1 US English

short for staff sergeant.

staff nurse US English

An experienced nurse less senior than a sister or charge nurse

general staff US English

The staff assisting a military commander in planning and executing operations

ground staff US English

The people employed by an airline who work in an airport rather than on board an aircraft

Jacob's staff US English

A rod with a sliding cursor formerly used for measuring distances and heights, especially in navigation

staff college US English

A college at which military officers are trained for staff duties

staff officer US English

An officer serving on the staff of a military headquarters or government department

pastoral staff US English

A bishop’s crozier

staff notation US English

Notation by means of a stave, especially as distinct from the tonic sol-fa

staff sergeant US English

A noncommissioned officer in the armed forces, in particular

chief of staff US English

The senior staff officer of a service or command

staff association US English

An association of employees performing some of the functions of a trade union, such as representing its members in discussions with management

the staff of life US English

A staple food, especially bread

Joint Chiefs of Staff US English

The chiefs of staff of the US Army and Air Force, the commandant of the US Marine Corps, and the chief of US Naval Operations. This group’s chairman, selected from one of the branches, is the highest-ranking military adviser to the president of the US

flagstaff US English

Another term for flagpole.

staffroom US English

A common room for teachers in a school or college

waitstaff US English

Waiters and waitresses collectively

quarterstaff US English

A stout pole 6-8 feet (2-2.5 m) long, tipped with iron, formerly used as a weapon

the staff of life in staff1 US English

A staple food, especially bread

leveling staff in leveling rod US English

A graduated pole with a movable marker, held upright and used with a surveying instrument to measure differences in elevation. Also called leveling pole, leveling staff