Definition of Bludgeon

1. Noun. A club used as a weapon.

Specialized synonyms: Blackjack, Cosh, Sap
Generic synonyms: Club



2. Verb. Overcome or coerce as if by using a heavy club. "The teacher bludgeoned the students into learning the math formulas"
Generic synonyms: Coerce, Force, Hale, Pressure, Squeeze

3. Verb. Strike with a club or a bludgeon. "The fighter managed to bludgeon his opponent"
Exact synonyms: Club
Generic synonyms: Hit
Derivative terms: Bludgeoner, Club, Club

Definition of Bludgeon

1. n. A short stick, with one end loaded, or thicker and heavier that the other, used as an offensive weapon.

Definition of Bludgeon

1. Noun. A short, heavy club, often of wood, which is thicker or loaded at one end. ¹

2. Verb. To strike or hit with something hard, usually on the head; to club. ¹

3. Verb. To coerce someone, as if with a bludgeon. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bludgeon

1. to hit with a club [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bludgeon

blubberless
blubberlike
blubberous
blubbers
blubbery
blubbing
blubbo
blubbos
blubs
blucher
bluchers
blude
bludes
bludged
bludgeon (current term)
bludgeoned
bludgeoner
bludgeoners
bludgeoning
bludgeonings
bludgeons
bludger
bludgers
bludges
bludging
bludie
bludier
bludiest
bludy

Literary usage of Bludgeon

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1. The Land of the Long Night by Paul Belloni Du Chaillu (1899)
"MY GUIDE KILLS Two WITH HIS bludgeon. — A VISITING TRIP WITH A LAPP ... Then, brandishing his bludgeon, he said fiercely, " I will make short work of some ..."

2. American law reports annotated (1920)
"The record fails to show the size or weight of the pistol, or that any injury was inflicted on Phillips from its use as a bludgeon, except the accidental ..."

3. Nineteen Beautiful Years, Or, Sketches of a Girl's Life by Frances Elizabeth Willard (1886)
"bludgeon CRITICISM. BY GAIL HAMILTON. Nineteen Beautiful Years. This is a book purporting to give faithful "sketches of a girl's life"—a very unimportant ..."

4. Blind Alley: Being the Picture of a Very Gallant Gentleman; the Adventures by Walter Lionel George (1919)
"... as if he were a rapier-man rather than a bludgeon-man. So, by degrees, the Sunday dinner came to its end, combative and rich in irritations, ..."

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