Entry from British & World English dictionary
(In South Asia) a large stick used as a weapon by a policeman or guard: the watchman beat the walls with his danda
More example sentences
- 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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