billy club


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billy club

n.
A short stick or club, especially a police officer's club.

[Perhaps alteration of *bully club; see bully1 or from billet.]
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Noun1.billy club - a short stout club used primarily by policemenbilly club - a short stout club used primarily by policemen
club - stout stick that is larger at one end; "he carried a club in self defense"; "he felt as if he had been hit with a club"
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Lewis, 75, was clobbered across the head with a billy club and suffered a skull fracture.
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I started hanging on the glass with a Billy club, which startled him a bit.
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A white law officer demonstrates to fellow officers how to swing a billy club at demonstrators.
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Especially if I can find an excuse for using my big ole billy club.
Instead, a police officer struck his head with a billy club, drawing blood.