truncheon, nightstick, baton, billy, billystick, billy club(noun)
a short stout club used primarily by policemen
A fragment or piece broken off from something, especially a broken-off piece of a spear or lance.
The shaft of a spear.
A short staff, a club; a cudgel.
A baton, or military staff of command, now especially the stick carried by a police officer.
A stout stem, as of a tree, with the branches lopped off, to produce rapid growth.
To strike with a truncheon.
Origin: From tronchon, from *, from truncus.
a short staff, a club; a cudgel; a shaft of a spear
a baton, or military staff of command
a stout stem, as of a tree, with the branches lopped off, to produce rapid growth
to beat with a truncheon
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
trun′shun, n. a short staff: a cudgel: a baton or staff of authority.—v.t. to beat with a truncheon: to cudgel.—adj. Trun′cheoned, furnished with a truncheon: armed with a lance.—ns. Trun′cheoneer, Trun′cheoner, one armed with a truncheon. [O. Fr. tronçon—tronc.]
The numerical value of truncheon in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of truncheon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
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