• WordNet 3.6
    • n nightstick a short stout club used primarily by policemen
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nightstick A strong club carried by a policeman at night.
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In literature:

The policeman, although nonchalantly swinging a nightstick, appeared to be watching him.
"The Adventures of Jimmie Dale" by Frank L. Packard
It was heavier than a policeman's nightstick.
"The Voice on the Wire" by Eustace Hale Ball
There was a brief struggle and nightsticks were drawn.
"The Boy With the U.S. Census" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
He'd done nearly five blocks before a flatfoot steps out of a doorway and waves a nightstick at him.
"Torchy and Vee" by Sewell Ford
His next aim was better; but this time the nightstick didn't connect.
"Shorty McCabe on the Job" by Sewell Ford
A big smile on his face and the splintered remains of his nightstick still stuck in his fist.
"Arm of the Law" by Harry Harrison

In news:

But now with 100 percent less nightstick.
Imagine if Ku Klux Klan members had stood menacingly in military uniforms, with nightsticks, in front of a polling place.
Accused drug dealer assaults cops in hospital and fight for officer's nightstick ensues.
The pictures of officers striking demonstrators with their nightsticks erase the good will and praise the department earns every day for its good deeds and heroic actions'.
Alabama state troopers swing nightsticks to break up the "Bloody Sunday" voting march in Selma, Ala. ( Associated Press / August 10, 2012 ).
One of them, they say, brandished a nightstick at the entrance and pointed it at voters and both made racial threats.
Would any of this include the officer who used his nightstick on Burns head after they pulled him from the car once they got him stopped.