bat (n.)
cudgel, staff, stick
Cor I.i.159 [Menenius to First Citizen] make you ready your stiff bats and clubs
Cor I.i.54 [Menenius to Citizens] Where go you / With bats and clubs?
KL [disguised Edgar to Oswald, adopting a country accent] I'ce try whether your costard or my bat be the harder [F ballow]
LC 64 [of the reverend man] So slides he down upon his grained bat