noun (plural lathis)
- (In South Asia) a long, heavy iron-bound bamboo stick used as a weapon, especially by police: [as modifier]: a lathi chargeMore example sentences
- Police resorted to heavy lathi charge and fired rubber bullets to disperse the clashing groups.
- Rail officials brought in police armed with lathis to intimidate an angry crowd of relatives gathered near the crash site.
- We need not use lathis, swords and bullets for breaking their fronts.
from Hindi lāṭhī.