verb (used with object)
Origin of bludgeon
Examples from the Web for bludgeon
He hit the tribesmen on the head with his bludgeon and “the subsequent proceedings interest him no more.”
Instead, he rushed to use the firearms issue as one more tool to bludgeon and discredit his Republican opposition.Angry Gun-Control Debate Does Damage to Both the Right and the Left|Michael Medved|January 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Or is it too valuable to use as a bludgeon against Republicans?Mark McKinnon: Do Democrats & Republicans Really Want Immigration Reform?|Mark McKinnon|November 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“If Giannoulias loses, the Republicans and the mainstream media are going to bludgeon Obama,” said Anderson.
He did not draw their blood personally with the usual weapons of homicide—pistol, dagger, bludgeon or ax.The Incendiary|W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
His forward lunge had placed another miner hors de combat, and Jarvis sprang forward and secured the wounded man's bludgeon.The Fat of the Land|John Williams Streeter
First, this matter of the bludgeon left, as her husband declared, leaning against the old oak in the bottom of the ravine.Dark Hollow|Anna Katherine Green
I tried him myself at the assizes: it was for striking a young lady with a bludgeon, of which she died.Hard Cash|Charles Reade
He had no bludgeon, no revolver, yet he impressed Jones almost as much as he impressed the other.The Man Who Lost Himself|H. De Vere Stacpoole
Word Origin for bludgeon
1802, from earlier noun bludgeon "short club" (1730), of unknown origin. Related: Bludgeoned; bludgeoning.
"short club," 1730, of unknown origin.