Truncheoned

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Truncheoned Having a truncheon.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • truncheoned Furnished with a truncheon; hence, by extension, armed with a lance or other longhandled weapon.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Truncheoned furnished with a truncheon: armed with a lance
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. tronçontronc.

Usage

In literature:

I think that he actually had provided himself with a truncheon to meet all the emergencies of supreme command.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXLII. Vol. LV. April, 1844" by Various
And therewith he drew out the truncheon of the spear out of his body: and then he swooned.
"Chronicle and Romance (The Harvard Classics Series)" by Jean Froissart, Thomas Malory, Raphael Holinshed
Gentlemen of the Mint," added he, pointing with his truncheon towards Mrs. Sheppard's house, "forward!
"Jack Sheppard" by William Harrison Ainsworth
Him a conscientious constable floored with a truncheon.
"The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes" by Israel Zangwill
He is sitting: holding a truncheon in his right hand.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
Lord Maxwell raised his truncheon.
"The Black Douglas" by S. R. Crockett
For when the Queen saw that he only took the broken truncheon of his lance to her, she fairly asked him why.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 77, March, 1864" by Various
To seize his truncheon was the act of a moment.
"The Settler and the Savage" by R.M. Ballantyne
Against the wall over his head hung a row of truncheons.
"The Iron Horse" by R.M. Ballantyne
Neither truncheons nor bayonets can kill a truth.
"Britain for the British" by Robert Blatchford
The right hand points, with a truncheon, toward the earth.
"Shakespeare's England" by William Winter
This defiance rarely goes further than an attempt to escape from the policeman, with a bull's-eye in one hand and a truncheon in the other.
"The Bandolero" by Mayne Reid
He held a truncheon in his right hand, and had a lamp burning before him.
"Mysteries of the Rosie Cross" by Anonymous
And there the truncheon knocked twice, with its own head.
"The Water-Babies" by Charles Kingsley
You stop here with this gentleman; get out your truncheon, and don't miss 'em, whatever you do.
"Eli's Children" by George Manville Fenn
A good truncheon properly handled can't be beat.
"The Story of Antony Grace" by George Manville Fenn
Know you I am a constable and carry a truncheon?
"The Coming of the King" by James Hocking
But had he not just such a stout truncheon actually hanging by his side?
"The Slaves of the Padishah" by Mór Jókai
Hall crushed a pedantic fool with a single blow of his truncheon.
"Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland" by Henry B. Stanton
A couple of policemen fell out and drew their truncheons to walk close behind the Commissioner; but Dr. Dillon waved his pair back.
"The Hosts of the Lord" by Flora Annie Steel
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In poetry:

Naked to the waist was I,
And deep within my breast did lie,
Though no man any blood could spy,
The truncheon of a spear.
"The Chapel In Lyonesse" by William Morris
"From the raised vizor's shade, his eye,
Dark-rolling, glanced the ranks along,
And his steel truncheon, waved on high,
Seem'd marshalling the iron throng.
"Cadyow Castle" by Sir Walter Scott
They took the ass into the yard
And there, with whip and truncheon,
They beat him, and they beat him hard,
From breakfast-time till luncheon.
He only gave a tearful gulp,
Though almost pounded to a pulp.
"The Pampered Lapdog And The Misguided Ass" by Guy Wetmore Carryl
The statue of the Prince of Orange is very grand,
Looking terror to the foe, with a truncheon in his hand,
And well mounted on a noble steed, which stands in the Trongate,
And holding up its foreleg, I'm sure it looks first-rate.
"Glasgow" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Riot police in the Polish capital used truncheons and rubber bullets on Sunday to break up a crowd of right-wing extremists who pelted them with firecrackers and lumps of concrete at a parade to mark the national holiday .
TUNIS , Tunisia (AP) – Police used tear gas and truncheons to disperse protesters seeking to march Monday along the Tunisian capital's main boulevard despite a ban on demonstrations there.
Police officers in helmets and wielding truncheons pushed some of the demonstrators on to city buses.
Riot police in the Polish capital used truncheons on Sunday to break up a crowd of right-wing extremists pelting them with firecrackers and lumps of concrete after a parade to mark the national holiday turn.
They said police with truncheons ended a rally outside parliament by a few dozen Moroccans , kicking and beating protesters including Abdelhamid Amine, the head of the Moroccan Human Rights Association.
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