Part of speech: noun

A club; staff; baton.

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Usage examples "truncheon":

  1. And therewith Balin smote him through the body, and said openly, With that truncheon thou hast slain a good knight, and now it sticketh in thy body. - "Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume I (of II) King Arthur and of his Noble Knights of the Round Table", Thomas Malory.
  2. But had he not just such a stout truncheon actually hanging by his side? - "The Slaves of the Padishah", Mór Jókai.
  3. If my men wasn't thinner, they couldn't hoperate at all, Mr. Truncheon observed, who seemed to have a spite to Mrs. Gashleigh. - "A Little Dinner at Timmins's", William Makepeace Thackeray.