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night stick

noun
1.
a special club carried by a policeman; billy.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism
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Examples from the web for night stick
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for night stick

night stick

noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a heavy baton or club carried by a policeman, prima British equivalent truncheon
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