A long narrow pole-like club carried by police and security people, for use in self-defense.
A police nightstick with an attached strap by which it can be swung, used originally in Baltimore, Maryland.
A policeman's club.
The espantoon is an ornate straight wooden baton, equipped with a long swiveled leather strap for twirling. It originated, and is still strongly associated, with the Baltimore Police Department in the city of Baltimore, Maryland.
a short stout club used primarily by policemen