Definitions for: Truncheon

[n] a policeman's club

Webster (1913) Definition: Trun"cheon, n. [OE. tronchoun the shaft of a broken
spear, broken piece, OF. tronchon, tron?on, F. tron?on, fr.
OF. & F. tronce, tronche, a piece of wood; cf. OF. trons,
tros, trois; all perhaps from L. thyrsus a stalk, stem,
staff. See Thyrsus, and cf. Trounce.]
1. A short staff, a club; a cudgel; a shaft of a spear.

With his truncheon he so rudely struck. --Spenser.

2. A baton, or military staff of command.

The marshal's truncheon nor the judges robe. --Shak.

3. A stout stem, as of a tree, with the branches lopped off,
to produce rapid growth. --Gardner.

Trun"cheon, v. t.
To beat with a truncheon. --Shak.

Synonyms: billy, billystick, nightstick

See Also: club

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