Meaning of danda in English:



  • (in South Asia) a large stick used as a weapon by a policeman or guard.

    ‘the watchman beat the walls with his danda’
    • ‘Extra points would also be awarded to teams that thwart rivals with apparatus such as dandas, lathis, countrymade pistols, knives, etc.’
    • ‘Authorities should use dana, veda and danda on irresponsible field staff.’
    • ‘They lament that no modern fire-fighting equipments are given to them and they area forced to extinguish the fires with the help of dandas made of wood.’
    club, bludgeon, stick, truncheon, baton, blackthorn, mace, bat


From Hindi ḍaṇḍā, from Sanskrit daṇḍa.