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bludgeon


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bludgeon  \Bludg"eon\,  n.  [Cf.  Ir  blocan  a  little  block,  Gael. 
  plocan  a  mallet,  W.  plocyn  dim.  of  ploc  block;  or  perh. 
  connected  with  E.  blow  a  stroke.  Cf  {Block},  {Blow}  a 
  stroke.] 
  A  short  stick,  with  one  end  loaded,  or  thicker  and  heavier 
  that  the  other  used  as  an  offensive  weapon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bludgeon 
  n  :  used  as  a  weapon 
  v  1:  overcome  or  coerce  as  if  by  using  a  heavy  club;  "The  teacher 
  bludgeoned  the  students  into  learning  the  math  formulas" 
  2:  strike  with  a  club  or  a  bludgeon  [syn:  {club}] 




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