night stick

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

Origin of night stick

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use night stick in a sentence

  • No one in his entourage was allowed to carry a gun or a nightstick or any other weapon.

  • A big smile on his face and the splintered remains of his nightstick still stuck in his fist.

    Arm of the Law | Harry Harrison
  • Oliver noticed with an inane distinctness that he had started to swirl his nightstick as a large blue cat might switch its tail.

    Young People's Pride | Stephen Vincent Benet
  • He'd done nearly five blocks before a flatfoot steps out of a doorway and waves a nightstick at him.

    Torchy and Vee | Sewell Ford
  • At the bottom of the stair the policeman rapped on a door with his nightstick, a good loud rap.

    The Boy With the U.S. Census | Francis Rolt-Wheeler

British Dictionary definitions for night stick

night stick

  1. US and Canadian a heavy baton or club carried by a policeman, prima: British equivalent: truncheon

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