lathi

noun
la·​thi
variants: or less commonly lathee \ ˈlä(ˌ)tē \
plural -s

Definition of lathi

: a heavy stick often of bamboo bound with iron used in India as a weapon especially by police (as in dispersing a crowd or quelling a riot)

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History and Etymology for lathi

Hindi lāṭhī, feminine of lāṭh

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“Lathi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lathi. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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