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night stick

n
1. US and Canadian a heavy baton or club carried by a policeman, prima. British equivalent: truncheon
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night′ stick`


n.
a billy carried by police officers.
[1885–90, Amer.]
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Translations

night stick

n (Am) → manganello
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References in classic literature ?
One comprehensive sweep of the long night stick threw the ally to the floor and forced Pete to a corner.
The lawsuit contends Smith confessed only after Dignan hit him repeatedly between the legs with a black rubber night stick 16 to 18 inches long.
Mossberg has introduced three 12-gauge 590 Shockwave variants: 590 NIGHT STICK (TALO Exclusive), 590 SHOCK 'N' SAW and 590 SHOCKWAVE SPX.
The incident happened on June 27, a day before Oliver's colleague, PO1 Jose Tandog, would land in the news for beating with a 'yantok' (night stick) two men caught drinking alcohol on the sidewalk.
He accuses Leon of being banned from driving before hacking at the window with his night stick.
In all of UK police officers have no boga; they carry a night stick (batuta) and with it they can arrest a much bigger maton.
A night stick to the back of the head would be less painful.
It was you, your Model 10, six rounds in the gun, six on your belt, a blackjack in a back pocket and a night stick in your baton loop.
I sleep badly, feeling increasingly queasy, and in the middle of the night stick my head out of the tent, again.
2: The Americans call it a night stick. What do we call it?