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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A short stout club used primarily by policemen.

Usage examples (34)
  • Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
  • The lead filled truncheon is useful but most of us do not have that.
  • He bore in his hand what was called a truncheon, which was a sort of sceptre, very splendidly covered and adorned.
  • To seize his truncheon was the act of a moment. for more
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