Ludmila says that she attacked a policeman bludgeoning an elderly woman with a truncheon, but in vain—the woman died.
Mr. Chairman, ought the Republican party to surrender its truncheon of command to the Democracy?
And Mr. Withells became a special constable, with a badge and a truncheon.
Then he prayed Gawaine to draw out the truncheon of the spear out of his body.
A staff, truncheon, or badge of military honour for field-marshals.
I was struck with a truncheon myself, so that I am perfectly capable of remembering it.
Now then, Monty,” (to the boy), “give up my helmet and truncheon.
He held a truncheon in his right hand, and had a lamp burning before him.
The Emperor's truncheon is a short staff, the emblem of his office.
On these bottom glasses were painted portraits, each holding a sceptre, or truncheon, the end of which pointed to the hour.
c.1300, "shaft of a spear," also "short stick, cudgel," from Old North French tronchon, Old French tronchon (11c.) "a piece cut off, thick stick, stump," from Vulgar Latin *truncionem (nominative *truncio), from Latin truncus (see trunk). Meaning "staff as a symbol of office" is recorded from 1575; sense of "policeman's club" is recorded from 1880.