lathi

or la·thee

[ lah-tee ]
/ ˈlɑ ti /
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noun Indian English.

a heavy pole or stick, especially one used as a club by police.

Origin of lathi

First recorded in 1840–50, lathi is from the Hindi word lāthī
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lathi

/ (ˈlɑːtɪ) /

noun

a long heavy wooden stick used as a weapon in India, esp by the police

Word Origin for lathi

Hindi
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