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nightstick (n.)

also night-stick, "policeman's or watchman's truncheon," 1880, from night + stick (n.). So called because it was carried on night patrols.

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Definitions of nightstick

nightstick (n.)
a short stout club used primarily by policemen;
Synonyms: truncheon / baton / billy / billystick / billy club
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