nightstick nightstick  /ˈnaɪt ˌstɪk/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a short stout club used primarily by policemen

Usage(s):

  1. In four years on the force, Cawley claimed, he assaulted people as many as 400 times with his nightstick, flashlight and lead-lined gloves.
  2. Sickening as a blow from his nightstick was the news he had to tell.
  3. With a full overhead swing, he cracked Tsepilova in the face with his nightstick, fracturing her nose and cheekbone, sending her to the hospital for a month.

News

  • While tools of the trade may improve, sometimes old standbys work best

    The police baton, which sounds lovely and delicate — like something one might conduct an orchestra with — is a necessary piece of equipment with tradition dating back to our cave dwelling ancestors. The police baton, nightstick, billy club,...
    on July 25, 2013     Source: AnnArbor.com

Quotes

  1. "It was seven on him, beating his a--," Songz said bitterly. "He caught it in the back of the head with a nightstick. His face was swollen. His arm was out of place."
    on Nov 7, 2007 By: Trey Songz Source: Singersroom News

  2. "They controlled the situation, and even after they start trying to get the man down and telling him what to do, you can see him continue to wail and struggle and grab the nightstick," Luken said. "The police officers had a legitimate...
    on Dec 1, 2003 By: Charlie Luken Source: CNN International

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