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 for bludgeon
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

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

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a club used as a weapon
      v 1: overcome or coerce as if by using a heavy club; "The
           teacher bludgeoned the students into learning the math
      2: strike with a club or a bludgeon [syn: club, bludgeon]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  42 Moby Thesaurus words for "bludgeon":
     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

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