Bludgeon - it has two different, but connected meanings: 1) As a noun - it's a thick stick with a heavy end, used as a weapon 2) As a verb - to beat someone, repeatedly I suppose you could bludgeon someone, using a bludgeon. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Can I borrow your bludgeon? I've never heard this word used as a noun before, hmm. There's something about this word that is so beyond descriptive, to me. If I'm reading an article about someone who has been murdered, and the author uses the word ''bludgeoned,'' it literally causes me to recoil, knowing that the victim's final moments were horrific.