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nightstick

noun night·stick \-ˌstik\

: a heavy stick that is carried by police officers and is used as a weapon

Full Definition of NIGHTSTICK

:  a police officer's club

Examples of NIGHTSTICK

  1. <police officers fitted out with nightsticks and handcuffs>

First Known Use of NIGHTSTICK

1887
NIGHTSTICK Defined for Kids

nightstick

noun night·stick \ˈnīt-ˌstik\

Definition of NIGHTSTICK for Kids

:  a police officer's club

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