Knobstick


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Knob´stick`


n.1.One who refuses to join, or withdraws from, a trade union.
2.A stick, cane, or club terminating in a knob; esp., such a stick or club used as a weapon or missile; a knobkerrie.
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241 The warrior's heavy knobstick, hurled with deadly precision.
A knobstick is one who takes the work of an operative on strike, or refuses to go out on strike along with his fellow-workmen .
York Castle 190 Beating him over the head with knobsticks.