night stick

a special club carried by a policeman; billy.

1885–90, Americanism Unabridged
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night stick
(US), (Canadian) British equivalent: truncheon a heavy baton or club carried by a policeman, prima

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Example sentences
One was holding a night stick, and was eventually directed to leave by the police.
He was clubbed into decency in his own day, and the night stick wore off the glamour of the thing.
He testified that he was not armed with a night stick at the time of the stabbing.
At night the use of night stick attached to the balloon can be useful in manual tracking of the balloon.
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