Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun (plural lathis)
(In South Asia) a long, heavy iron-bound bamboo stick used as a weapon, especially by police: [as modifier]: a lathi charge
More 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.
Words that rhyme with lathiAmati, arty, Astarte, castrati, chapatti, clarty, coati, ex parte, Frascati, glitterati, Gujarati, hearty, illuminati, karate, Kiribati, literati, Marathi, obbligati (US obligati), party, tarty
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