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(in South Asia) a long, heavy iron-bound bamboo stick used as a weapon, especially by police.[as modifier] ‘a lathi charge’
club, bludgeon, stick, truncheon, baton, blackthorn, mace, batView synonyms
- ‘It finally took policemen wielding lethal looking lathis to bring the plaza back to some semblance of normality.’
- ‘The police had to resort to a mild lathi charge to disperse the mob.’
- ‘We need not use lathis, swords and bullets for breaking their fronts.’
- ‘Rail officials brought in police armed with lathis to intimidate an angry crowd of relatives gathered near the crash site.’
- ‘Police resorted to heavy lathi charge and fired rubber bullets to disperse the clashing groups.’
From Hindi lāṭhī.
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