Definition of nightstick in English:

nightstick

Syllabification: night·stick
Pronunciation: /ˈnītˌstik
 
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noun

North American
  • A police officer’s club or billy.
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    • Most police officers carry a nightstick, with only designated officers carrying sidearms.
    • The police attacked the workers with rubber bullets, tear gas, smoke grenades, and nightsticks.
    • Later in the weekend, allegations of a CBC reporter being struck with a nightstick and of police dogs being set loose on protesters also emerged.
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