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truncheon 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/ˈtrənCHən/,
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truncheons, plural;
  1. A short, thick stick carried as a weapon by a police officer

  2. A staff or baton acting as a symbol of authority


  1. a short stout club used primarily by policemen
  2. A truncheon or baton (also called a cosh, Paddy wacker, billystick, b'tawn, billy club, nightstick, sap, blackjack, stick) is essentially a stick of less than arm's length, usually made of wood, plastic, or metal, and carried by law-enforcement, corrections, security, and (less often) military ...
  3. A fragment or piece broken off from something, especially a broken-off piece of a spear or lance; The shaft of a spear; A short staff, a club; a cudgel; A baton, or military staff of command, now especially the stick carried by a police officer; A stout stem, as of a tree, with the branches ...
  4. (trun'shun) A baton, or staff of authority.
  5. n. The baton used by policemen to... umm... quieten people down a little. This reminds me of a story (which might be an urban myth) told to me - at exactly the same time as one US police force lost the nightstick because it was regarded as overly violent, they were all issued with full-sie ...
  6. the club carried by a police officer (6)
  7. (later the Israeli INS Dolphin)
  8. a general's baton. (Hamlet)