Twisting the handle, a man suddenly burst in and clubbed him across the head with a blunt, heavy object.
“People should be ready to get clubbed and arrested for democracy,” he said in a forceful tone.
Then Lee again sprang onward, again struck out with his clubbed revolver.
So I know not who fired the shot, who clubbed him, but Sanchez had that pistol—Sanchez lied to me!
It was on his shoulder that the blow of the clubbed musket had gone home.
The white men were rushed upon while making a damper, and clubbed and speared.
The six or seven seals that fell to each man's share were clubbed in less than a minute for the lot.
Peters clubbed Tremont's foot from the tank rack he had hooked with the toe.
It seems like they got busy and clubbed fifty-seven varieties of Hades out of your old grand-pop.
Standing back to back, Manthis and Jack clubbed their guns and held their ground.
late 14c., "shaped like a club," from club (n.). Specifically of defects of the foot by c.1500; meaning "formed into a club" is from 1620s.
c.1200, "thick stick used as a weapon," from Old Norse klubba "cudgel" or a similar Scandinavian source (cf. Swedish klubba, Danish klubbe), assimilated from Proto-Germanic *klumbon, related to clump (n.). Old English words for this were sagol, cycgel. Specific sense of "bat used in games" is from mid-15c.
The club suit in the deck of cards (1560s) bears the correct name (Spanish basto, Italian bastone), but the pattern adopted on English cards is the French trefoil. Cf. Danish klőver, Dutch klaver "a club at cards," literally "a clover."
The social club (1660s) apparently evolved from this word from the verbal sense "gather in a club-like mass" (1620s), then, as a noun, "association of people" (1640s).
We now use the word clubbe for a sodality in a tavern. [John Aubrey, 1659]Club sandwich recorded by 1899, apparently as a type of sandwich served in clubs; club soda is 1877, originally a proprietary name.
Admission to membership of clubs is commonly by ballot. Clubs are now an important feature of social life in all large cities, many of them occupying large buildings containing reading-rooms, libraries, restaurants, etc. [Century Dictionary, 1902]
I got a good mind to join a club and beat you over the head with it. [Rufus T. Firefly]
"to hit with a club," 1590s, from club (v.). Meaning "gather in a club-like mass" is from 1620s. Related: Clubbed; clubbing.
CLUB, verb (military). -- In manoeuvring troops, so to blunder the word of command that the soldiers get into a position from which they cannot extricate themselves by ordinary tactics. [Farmer & Henley]