bludgeon


1blud·geon

noun \ˈblə-jən\

: a heavy stick that usually has one thick end and is used as a weapon

: something that is used to attack or bully someone

Full Definition of BLUDGEON

1
:  a short stick that usually has one thick or loaded end and is used as a weapon
2
:  something used to attack or bully <the bludgeon of satire>

Examples of BLUDGEON

  1. <guards armed with bludgeons roamed the compound>

Origin of BLUDGEON

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1730

Other Weapons and Explosives Terms

automatic, carbine, cudgel, muzzle, rapier

Rhymes with BLUDGEON

2bludgeon

transitive verb

: to hit (someone or something) very hard

: to use arguments or threats to force (someone) to do something

Full Definition of BLUDGEON

1
:  to hit with heavy impact
2
:  to attack or overcome by aggressive argument :  bully <mental bludgeoning>

Examples of BLUDGEON

  1. The victim was bludgeoned to death with a hammer.
  2. <bludgeoned the door with an iron bar in a senseless act of vandalism>

First Known Use of BLUDGEON

1868

Rhymes with BLUDGEON

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