Truncheoneer

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Truncheoneer A person armed with a truncheon.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n truncheoneer Same as truncheoner.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Truncheoneer one armed with a truncheon
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

The Prince accordingly made a sign with his truncheon, as the Knight passed him in his second career around the lists.
"Ivanhoe A Romance" by Walter Scott
With his hickory truncheon the Hon.
"A Knight of the Cumberland" by John Fox Jr.
Cock, undismayed, drew out his truncheon, and made for the burglar.
"A Book of Remarkable Criminals" by H. B. Irving
Mr. Dubbley did as he was desired; and half a dozen men, each with a short truncheon and a brass crown, flocked into the room.
"The Pickwick Papers" by Charles Dickens
It was as if the herald at a tournament had dropped his truncheon, and the fray must end.
"Oldport Days" by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
There is nothing the sans-culotte fears as much as a truncheon.
"The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 3 (of 6)" by Hippolyte A. Taine
Oh, it was delightful to hear Mr. Truncheon!
"A Little Dinner at Timmins's" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Foodheated faces, sweating helmets, patting their truncheons.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
Such was his thought under the truncheon-stroke of their colloquy.
"Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete" by George Meredith
Squire Truncheon, and Knight of the noble order of Quicksilver Legs!
"The Short Works of George Meredith" by George Meredith
The constable was wise enough to give him the point of his truncheon in the gullet, and that settled him.
"Number Seventeen" by Louis Tracy
Boy, provide me a truncheon.
"The Poetaster" by Ben Jonson
The squire drew his sword, and severed at one blow the steel head from the truncheon of the spear.
"Waverley, Or 'Tis Sixty Years Hence, Complete" by Sir Walter Scott
My business, in truth, was rather with my lord, whose counsel in peace is as famous as his truncheon in war!
"The Last Of The Barons, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
I would not exchange it, Catharine, for the truncheon of my tribe.
"The Fair Maid of Perth" by Sir Walter Scott
He held a Truncheon in his right Hand, and had a Lamp burning before him.
"The Spectator, Volume 2." by Addison and Steele
He held a Truncheon in his right Hand, and had a Lamp burning before him.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
The two first are represented in armour; the knight having a truncheon in his hand, and lying cross-legged.
"Curiousities of Great Britain: England and Wales Delineated Vol. 1" by Thomas Dugdale
His black mask, long nose, humpback, protruding stomach, dagger and truncheon, were later additions.
"The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi; Volume the first" by Count Carlo Gozzi
And I found no further interruption except a few blows from their truncheons.
"The Battle of The Press" by Theophila Carlile Campbell
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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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