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truncheon

noun trun·cheon \ ˈtrən-chən \

Definition of truncheon

1 a :a police officer's billy club
b :baton 2
c obsolete :club, bludgeon
2 :a shattered spear or lance

Examples of truncheon in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of truncheon

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

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truncheon

verb

Definition of truncheon

transitive verb
archaic
:to beat with a truncheon

First Known Use of truncheon

circa 1598



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