Bludgeon 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 stroke.] A short stick, with one end loaded, or thicker and heavier that the other, used as an offensive weapon. [1913 Webster]

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