lathi

[lah-tee]
noun Indian English.
a heavy pole or stick, especially one used as a club by police.
Also, lathee.


Origin:
1840–50; < Hindi lāthī

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lathi (ˈlɑːtɪ)
 
n
a long heavy wooden stick used as a weapon in India, esp by the police
 
[Hindi]

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They were also told that they had to disperse or be lathi charged.
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