Definition of truncheon in English:
1A short, thick stick carried as a weapon by a police officer.
- Rowan and Mayne limited constables' weapons to the truncheon, carried concealed until 1863.
- In France in May 1968, the gendarmerie and the police used water cannon, tear gas and truncheons to put down three-week-long Sorbonne riots, injuring nearly 400 persons.
- Police in riot gear and carrying truncheons pushed them back, and several were arrested.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India