Truncheon vs Bat - What's the difference?

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Truncheon is a related term of bat.

As a noun truncheon

is (label) a fragment or piece broken off from something, especially a broken-off piece of a spear or lance.

As a verb truncheon

is to strike with a truncheon.

As an acronym bat is

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(en noun)
  • (label) A fragment or piece broken off from something, especially a broken-off piece of a spear or lance.
  • *, Bk.VII:
  • *:Helpe me that thys truncheoune were oute of my syde, for hit stykith so sore that hit nyghe sleyth me.
  • *1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , IV.3:
  • *:Therewith asunder in the midst it brast, / And in his hand nought but the troncheon left.
  • (label) The shaft of a spear.
  • A short staff, a club; a cudgel.
  • *(Edmund Spenser) (c.1552–1599)
  • *:With his truncheon he so rudely struck.
  • *1786 , Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons , p.52:
  • *:One is a large ball of iron, fastened with three chains to a strong truncheon or staff of about two feet long; the other is of mixed metal, in the form of a channelled melon, fastened also to a staff by a triple chain; these balls weigh eight pounds.
  • A baton, or military staff of command, now especially the stick carried by a police officer.
  • *1604 , William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure , Act II, Scene II, l.60:
  • *:Not the king's crown, nor the deputed sword / The marshal's truncheon , nor the judge's robe / Become them with one half so good a grace / As mercy does.
  • (label) A stout stem, as of a tree, with the branches lopped off, to produce rapid growth.
  • :(Gardner)
  • (label) A penis.
  • See also

    * bludgeon


    (en verb)
  • To strike with a truncheon.
  • (Shakespeare)



    (wikipedia bat)

    Etymology 1

    Dialectal variant (akin to the dialectal (etyl) term (m)) of (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) (compare (etyl) (m), (etyl) ).


    (en noun)
  • Any of the small, nocturnal, flying mammals of the order Chiroptera, which navigate by means of echolocation.
  • *
  • *:The Bat—they called him the Bat. Like a bat' he chose the night hours for his work of rapine; like a '''bat''' he struck and vanished, pouncingly, noiselessly; like a ' bat he never showed himself to the face of the day.
  • *2012 , Suemedha Sood, ( Travelwise: Texas love bats] [sic
  • *:As well as being worth millions of dollars to the Texan agriculture industry, these mammals are worth millions of dollars to the state’s tourism industry. Texas is home to the world’s largest known bat' colony (in Comal County), and the world’s largest urban '''bat''' colony (in Austin). '''Bat''' watching is a common activity, with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department offering more ' bat -viewing sites than anywhere else in the US.
  • (lb) An old woman.
  • A whore who prowls in the dusk/evening like a bat.
  • Synonyms
    * (flying mammal)
    Derived terms
    * Batman * batlike * batshit * battish * batty * blind as a bat * fruit bat * have bats in the belfry * leaf-nosed bat * (little brown bat) * (brown bat) * like a bat out of hell * microbat * moonbat * vampire bat * vesper bat
    See also
    * * * (bat) * (Chiroptera)

    Etymology 2



    (en noun)
  • A club made of wood or aluminium used for striking the ball in sports such as baseball, softball and cricket.
  • A turn at hitting the ball with a bat in a game.
  • (two-up) The piece of wood on which the spinner places the coins and then uses for throwing them.Sidney J. Baker, The Australian Language , second edition, 1966, chapter XI section 3, page 242
  • (mining) Shale or bituminous shale.
  • (Kirwan)
  • A sheet of cotton used for filling quilts or comfortables; batting.
  • A part of a brick with one whole end.
  • Synonyms
    * (two-up) kip, stick, kylie, lannet
    Derived terms
    (derived terms) * baseball bat * batless * batman * bats * batsman * cricket bat


  • to hit with a bat.
  • to take a turn at hitting a ball with a bat in sports like cricket, baseball and softball, as opposed to fielding.
  • to strike or swipe as though with a bat
  • The cat batted at the toy.
    Derived terms
    * bat five hundred * bat in * bat out * bat up * (verb)
    * Myotis


    Etymology 3

    Possibly a variant of bate.


  • to flutter: bat one's eyelashes .
  • Usage notes
    Most commonly used in phrase bat an eye, and variants thereof.
    Derived terms
    * bat an eye, bat an eyelash, bat an eyelid

    Etymology 4

    From (etyl) . "batman." Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. 2009. Cognate to (m).


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) packsaddle
  • Derived terms
    * batman