A heavy usually wooden club; specifically; a police officer's club
ETYM Cf. Icel. klubba, klumba, club, klumbufôir a clubfoot, SW. klubba club, Dan. klump lump, klub a club, German klumpen clump, kolben club, and Eng. clump.
1. A formal association of people with similar interests; SYN. society, guild, gild, lodge, order.
2. A playing card in the minor suit of clubs (having one or more black trefoils on it).
3. Stout stick that is larger at one end.
ETYM Old Eng. tronchoun the shaft of a broken spear, broken piece, Old Fren. tronchon, tronçon, French tronçon, from Old Fren. and French tronce, tronche, a piece of wood.
Broken spear; broken or cut piece.
A policeman's club; SYN. nightstick, billy, billystick, stick.