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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Weapons, Police
nightsticknight‧stick /ˈnaɪtˌstɪk/ noun [countable] American English  PMWSCPa short thick stick carried as a weapon by police officers syn truncheon British English
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nightstickIt looked like a nightstick now.The city - it is the city that will have to heal them, with knifeblade and automobile, nightstick, gunshot.The string of blackshirts was re-deployed, four spotlights had them caught in a box of gauzy light, their nightsticks fisted.The police block us with their nightsticks.Police responded with nightsticks and pepper spray, further inflaming the crowd.
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