blunt instrument

noun

Definition of blunt instrument

: an object without sharp edges or points that is used as a club He was hit over the head with a blunt instrument.

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“Blunt instrument.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blunt%20instrument. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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