1British slang, dialect, rare A spoon; specifically (a) a wooden spoon; (b) a silver spoon.
(now chiefly NZ). A short, heavy stick or bat with a notch at one end, used to kill or stun fish and remove the hooks from their mouths.
3slang, historical, rare (originally and chiefly US). Especially among jazz and swing musicians: a clarinet.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in John Ray (1627–1705), naturalist and theologian. From gob + stick.