Bludgeon

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Bludgeon

 

an ancient weapon for dealing blows.

The bludgeon was a short stick with a metal ball suspended from one end by a strap or chain. On the other end there was a loop that could be slipped over the wrist. The bludgeon was carried on one’s belt. It was used in ancient Rus’ and many countries of the Orient.

References in classic literature ?
There is a race of men in New Zealand, or Australia, I have forgotten which, who indicate their preference for the lady of their affections by banging her over the head with a bludgeon.
His weapons consisted of a stone ax and knife and a heavy knobbed bludgeon of wood.
But such inexplicable massiveness seems to work in such a place even as it bludgeons that place with its banal weight.
Saunders Bludgeons are offered in either screw-in or slip-on configurations.
His wife, Eleanor (Madeleine Stowe), is a modestly successful feminist writer - modestly successful because this is the 1930s and women can only go so far without a man, a fact that the film bludgeons us with at every opportunity.