- n. A police nightstick used originally in Baltimore, Maryland. An espantoon differs from a nightstick in its attached leather hand strap from the espantoon can be swung.
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Originally this list was to contain multisyllabic words that end in "oon," but as you can see from the comments, all hell broke loose.
The name of this list comes from the city's promotional slogan in the 1980s, in the days of her colorful Mayor William Donald Schaefer.
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