Examples of truncheon in a Sentence
police officers were forced to use their truncheons on the rioters
Recent Examples of truncheon from the Web
Colleagues in riot gear and on horseback, plus truncheon-wielding National Guard units, lined nearby roads.
After escorting women in medieval dresses into a tent, a gaggle of knights braced in an impromptu phalanx, their wooden shields forming a wall, as riot police armed with truncheons pushed forward against opposition protesters.
Russian authorities met the challenge with helmet and truncheon:
Soon after the largest march, on June 15, the police and the Basij militia came out in force, spraying tear gas and beating people with truncheons.
Just the day before, Macedonian security forces had used shields and truncheons to beat back hundreds of refugees, and then strung barbed wire across the border.
The protesters were facing off against countless blue-helmeted Alabama state troops armed with whips and truncheons.
Officers stood in a row, armed with truncheons and shields.
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Origin and Etymology of truncheon
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsbastinado (or bastinade), bat, baton, billy, billy club, bludgeon, cane, cudgel, nightstick, rod, rung [Scottish], sap, shillelagh (also shillalah), staff, club, 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
First Known Use of truncheon
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