moering tool, noun phrase

Origin:
South African English, EnglishShow more South African English moering ‘beating up’ (participial adjective formed on moer verb sense 1) + English tool.
slang
Among the police: a baton or truncheon.
1988 S.A. Botha in Frontline Apr.May 25His friend was carrying a baton — a ‘moering tool’ he called it.
1988 P. Auf der Heyde in Weekly Mail 27 May 1The judge said De Villiers had ordered his unit to take ‘moering tools’ into the township.
a baton or truncheon.

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