Definition of lathi in English:
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
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- 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.
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