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Meaning of BLUDGEON

Pronunciation:  'blujun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a club used as a weapon
  2. [v]  strike with a club or a bludgeon
  3. [v]  overcome or coerce as if by using a heavy club; "The teacher bludgeoned the students into learning the math formulas"

BLUDGEON is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: club
 See Also: blackjack, club, coerce, cosh, force, hale, hit, pressure, sap



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bludg"eon\, n. [Cf. Ir. blocan a little block, Gael.
plocan a mallet, W. plocyn, dim. of ploc block; or perh.
connected with E. blow a stroke. Cf. {Block}, {Blow} a
A short stick, with one end loaded, or thicker and heavier
that the other, used as an offensive weapon.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: bat, baton, be imminent, billy, billy club, blackjack, bluster, bluster out of, bounce, browbeat, bulldoze, bully, bullyrag, club, coerce, comminate, cow, demoralize, denounce, dragoon, forebode, harass, hector, hijack, huff, intimidate, look threatening, lower, menace, nightstick, shanghai, shillelagh, steamroller, strong-arm, systematically terrorize, terrorize, threaten, truncheon, use violence, utter threats against, war club, warn