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Truncheon definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TRUN'CHEON, n. [L. truncus.] A short staff; a club; a cudgel; a battoon; used by kings and great officers as a mark of command.
The marshal's truncheon nor the judge's robe.
TRUN'CHEON, v.t. To beat with a truncheon; to cudgel.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a short stout club used primarily by policemen [syn: truncheon, nightstick, baton, billy, billystick, billy club]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English tronchoun, from Anglo-French trunchun, from Vulgar Latin *truncion-, *truncio, from Latin truncus trunk Date: 14th century 1. a shattered spear or lance 2. a. obsolete club, bludgeon b. baton 2 c. a police officer's billy club II. transitive verb Date: circa 1598 archaic to beat with a truncheon

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 esp. Brit. a short club or cudgel, esp. carried by a policeman. 2 a staff or baton as a symbol of authority, esp. that of the Earl Marshal. Etymology: ME f. OF tronchon stump ult. f. L truncus trunk

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Truncheon Trun"cheon, v. t. To beat with a truncheon. --Shak.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Truncheon Trun"cheon, n. [OE. tronchoun the shaft of a broken spear, broken piece, OF. tronchon, tron?on, F. tron?on, fr. OF. & F. tronce, tronche, a piece of wood; cf. OF. trons, tros, trois; all perhaps from L. thyrsus a stalk, stem, staff. See Thyrsus, and cf. Trounce.] 1. A short staff, a club; a cudgel; a shaft of a spear. With his truncheon he so rudely struck. --Spenser. 2. A baton, or military staff of command. The marshal's truncheon nor the judges robe. --Shak. 3. A stout stem, as of a tree, with the branches lopped off, to produce rapid growth. --Gardner.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(truncheons) A truncheon is a short, thick stick that is carried as a weapon by a policeman. (BRIT; in AM, use billy) N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Club, cudgel, short staff, partisan. 2. Staff (of command), wand, bāton. 3. Bolling, pollard.


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