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night stick

noun

  1. a special club carried by a policeman; billy.


night stick

noun

  1. a heavy baton or club carried by a policeman, prima British equivalenttruncheon


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Word History and Origins

Origin of night stick1

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90

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Example Sentences

The dagger and the night-stick (the latter a stout truncheon weighted with lead) were doing the work, and effectively, too.

From his pocket he drew an electric night-stick, but he did not use it.

Toohy paces up and down, swingin' his night-stick and lookin' hard and suspicious at every man, woman or child that passes him.

And a man in a dark blue uniform stepped into view, night-stick in hand.

Carrying the night-stick in his hand, his finger on the button, he advanced through the darkness.

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