Entry from British & World English dictionary
A large rubber or plastic projectile shot from a special gun and used especially in riot control.
- Another ‘less lethal’ weapon, the plastic baton round, was also used in the operation which followed - the first time one has been fired by police in London.
- This selection includes baton round guns (plastic bullets), and actual firearms.
- A spokesman said: ‘As a consequence of the threat he posed to himself and police officers a single baton round was fired and the man was disarmed.’
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