Definition and Meanings for truncheon

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Part of Speech of truncheon

noun, transitive verb

Etymology of truncheon

oe. tronchoun the shaft of a broken spear, broken piece, of. tronchon, tron, f. tron, fr. of. & f. tronce, tronche, a piece of wood; cf. of. trons, tros, trois; all perhaps from l. thyrsus a stalk, stem, staff. see thyrsus, and cf. trounce

Meaning of truncheon

as noun

  • a short staff, a club; a cudgel; a shaft of a spear.
  • a baton, or military staff of command.
  • a stout stem, as of a tree, with the branches lopped off, to produce rapid growth.

as transitive verb

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