What does the word truncheon mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Thomas Malory
  2. But had he not just such a stout truncheon actually hanging by his side? – The Slaves of the Padishah by 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 by William Makepeace Thackeray