truncheon,

Type: Glossary Word | Title: Great Expectations (in Context) | Author: Charles Dickens | Ch: Chapter XXXI

Here "A staff carried as a symbol of office, command, or authority" (OED). Horatio tells Hamlet the Ghost was carrying one, yet Dickens leaves open the possibility it is simply a short, thick club, which would quite suit the production's spartan economies. 

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