Definition of danda in English:

danda

noun

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

    ‘the watchman beat the walls with his danda’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The clips of Muslim women running amok with big dandas in their hands made the headlines the world over.’
    • ‘Authorities should use dana, veda and danda on irresponsible field staff.’
    • ‘Since the police danda is used mostly on honest citizens while the anti-social elements actually get protection from the police, the policemen should be disarmed of their dandas.’
    • ‘Extra points would also be awarded to teams that thwart rivals with apparatus such as dandas, lathis, countrymade pistols, knives, etc.’
    club, bludgeon, stick, truncheon, baton, blackthorn, mace, bat
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Origin

From Hindi ḍaṇḍā, from Sanskrit daṇḍa.

Pronunciation:

danda

/ˈdʌndə/