Definition of Nightstick

1. Noun. A short stout club used primarily by policemen.

Exact synonyms: Baton, Billy, Billy Club, Billystick, Truncheon
Generic synonyms: Club



Definition of Nightstick

1. Noun. (law enforcement) A long narrow pole-like club carried by police and security people, for use in self-defense. Often shortened to stick. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nightstick

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nightstick

nightscopes
nightshade
nightshades
nightshift
nightshifts
nightshirt
nightshirted
nightshirts
nightside
nightsides
nightsoil
nightspot
nightspots
nightstand
nightstands
nightstick (current term)
nightstick fracture
nightsticks
nightstool
nightsuit
nightsuits
nighttide
nighttides
nighttime
nighttimes
nightwalker
nightwalkers
nightward

Literary usage of Nightstick

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Police Brutality in Urban Brazil by James Cavallaro (1997)
"On Saturday, policeman Joaquim put me this way and beat me, he broke a nightstick on my back, took another one, and kept beating me. ..."

2. Confessions at Any Cost: Police Torture in Russia by Diederik Lohman (1999)
"In America, you can very easily get [beaten] with a nightstick.333 At the Presidential Human Rights Chamber's session on torture, ..."

3. O. Henry Biography by Charles Alphonso Smith (1916)
"... so far as the power he represents is concerned, though he rap the pavement with his nightstick till the sound goes up to the furthermost stars. ..."

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