from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A club carried by a police officer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A long narrow pole-like club carried by police and security people, for use in self-defense. Often shortened to stick.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A policeman's club.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A strong club carried by a policeman at night.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a short stout club used primarily by policemen
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Do we really think that a random dude in paramilitary gear and carrying a nightstick is a good thing?
CITIZEN: anyone who is not going their way, i do not know. someone in front of a polling place with a nightstick, that is intimidating for all voters.
Early on, the reference to "nightstick" became "knife," switching back and forth for a couple of hours.
Within hours, an amateur video showing Heath, slapping a black nightstick and exchanging words with the videographer, had aired on TV and ricocheted across the nation.
The Bush administration had filed a voter-intimidation lawsuit against members of the New Black Panther Party in Philadelphia who were videotaped outside a polling place, one carrying a nightstick.
Two swats with a nightstick open a gash in my scalp, three punches to my temple and jaw ring my bell, and a well-placed patrol boot to my kidney makes me piss a little in my jeans.
Farther along, he came upon a smirking Fegley, rapping his nightstick against his palm.
British police medic uses nightstick to treat his involuntary ...
A disgraceful running gunfight ensued — coming to an end only when an alert policeman applied a nightstick to Eastman's head.
Of the agency's two other fatal shootings by officers, one involved an unarmed 19-year-old, shot in the back while running away, and the other happened when an officer gunned down a mentally ill man who had grabbed his nightstick.