attitude-adjuster

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attitude-adjuster

A club that can be used to make people comply, often a police officer's baton. Although the officer threatened to use his attitude-adjuster, the group of teens didn't seem remotely scared. In the midst of the chaos was a police officer using his attitude-adjuster to try to direct traffic.
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attitude-adjuster

n. a police officer’s nightstick; any club. Andy had a black attitude-adjuster hanging from his belt, and I wasn’t going to argue with him.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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