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truncheon

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noun trun·cheon \ˈtrən-chən\

Definition of truncheon

  1. 1 :  a shattered spear or lance

  2. 2a obsolete :  club, bludgeonb :  baton 2c :  a police officer's billy club

Examples of truncheon in a sentence

  1. police officers were forced to use their truncheons on the rioters

Origin and Etymology of truncheon

Middle English tronchoun, from Anglo-French trunchun, from Vulgar Latin *truncion-, *truncio, from Latin truncus trunk


First Known Use: 14th century

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truncheon

verb trun·cheon

Definition of truncheon

archaic

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to beat with a truncheon

Circa 1598

First Known Use of truncheon

circa 1598



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