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(in South Asia) a large stick used as a weapon by a policeman or guard.‘the watchman beat the walls with his danda’
club, bludgeon, stick, truncheon, baton, blackthorn, mace, bat
- ‘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.’
From Hindi ḍaṇḍā, from Sanskrit daṇḍa.
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