Examples of nightstick in a Sentence
police officers fitted out with nightsticks and handcuffs
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The same writer connected the famous Rizzo-in-tuxedo-with-nightstick photo with the infamous stripping of Black Panthers on a North Philly sidewalk.
In the melee that followed, one veteran grabbed a policeman’s nightstick.
There are photos of the young Walter Reuther, his skull bleeding from a policeman's nightstick, and buttons and posters, fading now from the indirect light, of candidates who came here when labor support could make or break their campaigns.
The injured officer struck the driver's side window with his baton, or nightstick, in order to stop Rizzo, according to the report.
Dramatic video shows officers using nightsticks to break the vehicle’s windows and attempting to force him out with a high-power stream of water from a fire hose.
TV journalist, shows officers using nightsticks and a hatchet to break the van’s windows and then deploying a high-power stream of water from the fire hose.
The police walk up, jab Lewis in the stomach with a nightstick, and then knock him down, along with a number of others.
One of the sergeants stuck his head in the door and said, 'Don't forget your helmet and nightsticks.'
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First Known Use of nightstick
Synonymsbastinado (or bastinade), bat, baton, billy, billy club, bludgeon, cane, cudgel, club, rod, rung [Scottish], sap, shillelagh (also shillalah), staff, truncheon, waddy [Australian]
Related Wordsblackjack, knobkerrie, mace; birch, crabstick, hickory, rattan, stave, switch; beetle, gavel, hammer, mallet, maul, sledgehammer; crook, crosier (or crozier), walking stick, whangee
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