What does truncheon mean?

Definitions for truncheonˈtrʌn tʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word truncheon.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. truncheon, nightstick, baton, billy, billystick, billy club(noun)

    a short stout club used primarily by policemen


  1. truncheon(Noun)

    A fragment or piece broken off from something, especially a broken-off piece of a spear or lance.

  2. truncheon(Noun)

    The shaft of a spear.

  3. truncheon(Noun)

    A short staff, a club; a cudgel.

  4. truncheon(Noun)

    A baton, or military staff of command, now especially the stick carried by a police officer.

  5. truncheon(Noun)

    A stout stem, as of a tree, with the branches lopped off, to produce rapid growth.

  6. truncheon(Noun)


  7. truncheon(Verb)

    To strike with a truncheon.

  8. Origin: From tronchon, from *, from truncus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Truncheon(noun)

    a short staff, a club; a cudgel; a shaft of a spear

  2. Truncheon(noun)

    a baton, or military staff of command

  3. Truncheon(noun)

    a stout stem, as of a tree, with the branches lopped off, to produce rapid growth

  4. Truncheon(verb)

    to beat with a truncheon

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Truncheon

    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. tronçontronc.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of truncheon in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of truncheon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Spiro T. Agnew:

    Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.

Images & Illustrations of truncheon

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