billy club
billy club illy club n. a policeman's club; a nightstick.

Syn: truncheon, nightstick, billy, billy club. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • billy club — Billy Bil ly, n. 1. A club; esp., a policeman s club. Also called {billy club} [1913 Webster +PJC] 2. (Wool Manuf.) A slubbing or roving machine. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Billy club — Bil ly club , n. see {billy}, n. 1. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • billy club — billy ,club noun count AMERICAN a short stick carried by a police officer as a weapon …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • billy club — noun a short stout club used primarily by policemen • Syn: ↑truncheon, ↑nightstick, ↑baton, ↑billy, ↑billystick • Hypernyms: ↑club * * * noun Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • billy club — billy (def. 1). [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • billy club — noun A short rounded club used by policemen. Syn: billy …   Wiktionary

  • billy club — noun Etymology: 2billy Date: 1949 a heavy usually wooden club; specifically a police officer s club …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • billy club — noun N. Amer. a truncheon. Origin C19: from Billy, familiar form of the given name William …   English new terms dictionary

  • billy-club — See billy …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • billy club — noun (C) AmE old fashioned a short stick carried by a police officer; truncheon BrE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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