how to pronounce truncheon


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truncheon is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of truncheon


  1. A short staff, a club; a cudgel.
  2. The shaft of a spear.
  3. A stout stem, as of a tree, with the branches lopped off, to produce rapid growth.
  4. A fragment or piece broken off from something, especially a broken-off piece of a spear or lance.
  5. A penis.
  6. A baton, or military staff of command, now especially the stick carried by a police officer.


  1. To strike with a truncheon.

truncheon frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word truncheon occurs in english on average 0.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

words that rhyme with truncheon


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