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A club carried by a police officer.
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(ˈnaɪtˌstɪk) or

night stick

a club or truncheon used by the police
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Noun1.nightstick - a short stout club used primarily by policemennightstick - 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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[ˈnaɪtstɪk] N (US) → porra f (de policía)
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Both detectives were accused of hitting Smith with their nightsticks on the palms of his hands and on the backs of his legs.
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On the other side was a lineup of NYPD horses carrying officers with nightsticks.
On the other side was a lineup of NYPD horses carrying officers with nightsticks. "We are marching to express support for our brother, (Iraq war veteran) Scott Olsen, who was injured in Oakland," said Jerry Bordeleau, a former Army specialist who served in Iraq through 2009.
Today, as we look to Arab peoples in admiration of their strength, in sorrow over their losses and in anger at the dictatorships that have ruled and oppressed them for so long, I realize that we too need to recall those years of strength and resolve, that loss of fear we all had as we faced down Israeli tanks, soldiers heavily armed with live ammunition, tear gas and nightsticks, all of which were used generously against us.
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