Definition of lathi in English:

lathi

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɑːtiː
 
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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.

Origin

from Hindi lāṭhī.

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