1) A form of ‘stave’, that is a stake of the kind employed in strengthening and repairing hedges.

1572 ‘Oliver Harpyn, by his servant, has cut down wood, viz. staffers and 2 loads of hedgewod’, Farnley Tyas

1623 that no person ... take any stauer or stauers out of anye hedge but their owne, Lepton

1701 for staffers and bindeings for repair of the fence, Barkisland.

spellings staffer staff
dates 1572 1623 1701

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