Definitions for "Distaff"
Keywords:  flax, unspun, spinning, staff, cleft
The staff for holding a bunch of flax, tow, or wool, from which the thread is drawn in spinning by hand.
Directing Staff
A staff for holding flax, tow, or wool during spinning.
characteristic of or peculiar to a woman; "female sensitiveness"; "female suffrage"
female. A race for fillies, mares, or both.
A female horse.
Keywords:  sphere, women, work
the sphere of work by women
Used as a symbol of the holder of a distaff; hence, a woman; women, collectively.