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lathi

[lah-tee] /ˈlɑ ti/
noun, Indian English.
1.
a heavy pole or stick, especially one used as a club by police.
Also, lathee.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Hindi lāthī
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lathi

/ˈlɑːtɪ/
noun
1.
a long heavy wooden stick used as a weapon in India, esp by the police
Word Origin
Hindi
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