lathi

(redirected from lathis)
Also found in: Thesaurus.

lathi

(ˈlɑːtɪ)
n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a long heavy wooden stick used as a weapon in India, esp by the police
[Hindi]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lathi - club consisting of a heavy stick (often bamboo) bound with iron; used by police in India
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The protestors, who were wielding lathis in their hands, were also seen clashing with the police.
Ghulam Sarwar Jamali has directed the arrest of those who involved in pelting stones and used lathis and rods on Police vehicle causing injuries to Policemen.
Das pointed out that owing to the fear of vigilante groups, the collapse of local cattle markets and fairs, fall in the value of non-milch cows and bullocks and the campaign against illegal slaughterhouses has led to a situation where both men and women with lathis in their hands are forced to guard their crops during the day and night or stay on the machans built on their fields.
They began fighting and when my uncle Sajid in-tervened, the boy sitting at the back of the bike slapped him and said, 'You wait, we will show you',' he alleged in the police complaint, adding that 10 minutes later, they saw six boys on two bikes and several men on foot ap-proaching their home, armed with 'bhalas' (spears), 'lathis' (sticks) and 'talwars' (swords).
They began fighting and when my uncle Sajid intervened, the boy sitting at the back of the bike slapped him and said, 'You wait, we will show you',' he alleged in the police complaint, adding that 10 minutes later, they saw six boys on two bikes and several men on foot approaching their home, armed with 'bhalas' (spears), 'lathis' (sticks) and 'talwars' (swords).
The swayamsevaks take part in the Shakhas holding lathis. They learn how to use it.
In those areas, communal warfare involved a series of ding-dong battles.30 The communities armed themselves for defense and offence in their strongholds and prepared for a battle of barricades.31 The Lahore Hindus have organized small Mohallaguards of their own and armed them with lathis, stimulating Muslim competition.32Muslims of those localities were not able to barricade their localities as per the Hindus were doing.
"They (farmers) had to often bear the brunt of lathis for obtaining urea, they did not have a proper crop insurance cover, nor did they get proper prices for their produce,"he said.
They can only wield lathis with no power," she said.
"Somebody shot at him in Gujranwala and the bullet lodged in the thigh of the person to his right who was accompanying him."Suhrawardy writes that a number of police trucks had brought 400 bullies and roughs armed with iron-shod lathis. They gathered near place of meeting.
Before sir came, I was the seniormost officer in police there but when sir came and stood by the force, I got emotional." According to reports, the female protesters armed with lathis and bricks attacked a liquor outlet in Tehunia village.