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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: tronchon 'piece broken or cut off, stump', from Latin truncus; TRUNK

truncheon

noun
     
Related topics: Weapons, Police
trun‧cheon [countable]
especially British EnglishSCPPMW a short thick stick that police officers carry as a weapon [= nightstick American English]

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