Definition of danda in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʌndə/

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(In South Asia) a large stick used as a weapon by a policeman or guard: the watchman beat the walls with his danda
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  • Extra points would also be awarded to teams that thwart rivals with apparatus such as dandas, lathis, countrymade pistols, knives, etc.
  • Authorities should use dana, veda and danda on irresponsible field staff.
  • The clips of Muslim women running amok with big dandas in their hands made the headlines the world over.


From Hindi ḍaṇḍā, from Sanskrit daṇḍa.

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