a special club carried by a policeman; billy.
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Origin of night stick
An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
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.
Oliver noticed with an inane distinctness that he had started to swirl his nightstick as a large blue cat might switch its tail.
He'd done nearly five blocks before a flatfoot steps out of a doorway and waves a nightstick at him.
British Dictionary definitions for night stick
US and Canadian a heavy baton or club carried by a policeman, primaBritish equivalent: truncheon
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