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bludgeon Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a club used as a weapon
  2. verb overcome or coerce as if by using a heavy club
    • The teacher bludgeoned the students into learning the math formulas
  3. verb strike with a club or a bludgeon
    club.
WordNet

Bludg"eon noun
Etymology
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.
Definitions
  1. A short stick, with one end loaded, or thicker and heavier that the other, used as an offensive weapon.

Webster 1913