trudgeon

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trudgeon (plural trudgeons)

  1. Alternative form of trudgen
  2. Alternative form of truncheon
    • 1986, Robin Moyer, Bayan Ko!, page 20:
      The teargas and trudgeons were there for all.
    • 1987, Variety Film Reviews - Volume 20:
      Best sequence showing helmer's skill as an action director is the long, anguishing Irani prison revolt (a real event), which climaxes in masked guards beating the defeated rioters with trudgeons and iron bars.
    • 1996, United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, Human Rights in Vietnam:
      My master was then squeezed between two groups of men armed with trudgeons and sticks, spears and lances, rakes and sickles.
  3. (obsolete) A toddler.
    • 1862, Pierre Munroe Irving, The Life and Letters of Washington Irving - Volume 1, page 308:
      I should like to pay Rockaway a visit this week, but I have allowed the little Major to take holiday and go to the country with his wife and little trudgeons, and must play merchant for a few days.