policeman's truncheon

policeman's truncheon
разг. ручная граната с рукояткой

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  • truncheon — [trun′chən] n. [ME tronchoun < OFr tronchon < VL * truncio < L truncus, a stem, TRUNK] 1. Obs. a short, thick club; cudgel 2. any staff or baton used as a symbol of authority 3. Chiefly Brit. a policeman s stick or billy 4. Obs. the… …   English World dictionary

  • truncheon — c.1300, shaft of a spear, also short stick, cudgel, from O.N.Fr. tronchon, O.Fr. tronchon (11c.) a piece cut off, thick stick, stump, from V.L. *truncionem (nom. *truncio), from L. truncus (see TRUNK (Cf. trunk)). Meaning staff as a symbol of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • truncheon — [[t]trʌ̱ntʃən[/t]] truncheons N COUNT A truncheon is a short, thick stick that is carried as a weapon by a policeman. [BRIT] (in AM, use billy) …   English dictionary

  • truncheon — n. 1 esp. Brit. a short club or cudgel, esp. carried by a policeman. 2 a staff or baton as a symbol of authority, esp. that of the Earl Marshal. Etymology: ME f. OF tronchon stump ult. f. L truncus trunk …   Useful english dictionary

  • trun|cheon — «TRUHN chuhn», noun, verb. –n. 1. a stick cut and shaped for use as a weapon; short club: »a policeman s truncheon. SYNONYM(S): cudgel. 2. a staff of office or authority; baton: »a herald s truncheon. SYNONYM(S): mace …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Tipstaff — The Tipstaff has two different meanings, both somewhat related.TipstaffThe office of the Tipstaff is thought to be created in the 14th century. One of the earliest records of the Tipstaff was mentioned in 1570: “The Knight Marshall with all hys… …   Wikipedia

  • baton — n. 1 a thin stick used by a conductor to direct an orchestra, choir, etc. 2 Athletics a short stick or tube carried and passed on by the runners in a relay race. 3 a long stick carried and twirled by a drum major. 4 a staff of office or authority …   Useful english dictionary

  • nightspot n. a nightclub. — nightstick n. US a policeman s truncheon …   Useful english dictionary

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