ETYM Spanish bastonada (cf. French bastonnade), from baston (cf. French bâton) a stick or staff. Related to Baston.
A cudgel used to give someone a beating on the soles of the feet.
Beating on soles of feet.
bat / bæt /
Množina reči bat je bats.
1. A large club-like stick used for hitting the ball in various games, such as baseball and cricket.
2. A turn batting (in baseball); or; SYN. at-bat.
billy / bɪli /
Množina reči billy je billies.
Chiefly Australian and New Zealand; a metal or enamelware pail or pot with a lid and wire bail — called also billycan.
cane / keɪn /
Množina reči cane je canes.
ETYM Old Eng. cane, canne, Old Fren. cane, French canne, Latin canna, from Greek kanna, kanne; prob. of Semitic origin; cf. Hebrew qâneh reed. Related to Canister, canon, Cannon.
1. A strong slender often flexible stem as of bamboos, reeds, rattans, or sugar cane.
2. Something people can lean on to help them walk.
3. Used to hit students as punishment.
Reedlike stem of various plants such as the sugar cane, bamboo, and, in particular, the group of palms called rattans, consisting of the genus Calamus and its allies. Their slender stems are dried and used for making walking sticks, baskets, and furniture.
ETYM The same word as rood. Related to Rood.
1. A long thin implement made of metal or wood.
2. Any rod-shaped bacterium.
3. Visual receptor cell sensitive to dim light; SYN. rod cell, retinal rod.
A type of light-sensitive cell in the retina of most vertebrates. Rods are highly sensitive and provide only black and white vision. They are used when lighting conditions are poor and are the only type of visual cell found in animals active at night.
1. Personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task
2. The body of teachers and administrators at a school; SYN. faculty.
3. A strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose
4. A rod carried as a symbol.
ETYM Old Eng. sticke, as. sticca; akin to stician to stab, prick, pierce, German stecken a stick, staff, Old High Germ. steccho, Icel. stik a stick. Related to Stick.
1. A small thin branch of a tree.
2. A length of wood.
3. A lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane; SYN. control stick, joystick.
4. Threat of a penalty.
ETYM Old Eng. tronchoun the shaft of a broken spear, broken piece, Old Fren. tronchon, tronçon, French tronçon, from Old Fren. and French tronce, tronche, a piece of wood.
Broken spear; broken or cut piece.
A policeman's club; SYN. nightstick, billy, billystick, stick.