One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a thick wooden cudgel’
club, bludgeon, stick, truncheon, baton, blackthorn, mace, bat
North American blackjack, billy, billy club, nightstick
Indian lathi, danda
South African kierie, knobkerrie
British informal cosh, life preserver
1‘she was cudgelled to death’
bludgeon, club, beat, batter, bash
British informal cosh
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