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swagger stick

a short, batonlike stick, usually leather-covered, sometimes carried by army officers, soldiers, etc.
Origin of swagger stick
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • I swing my swagger stick in the presence of Mr. Watts by way of applause.

    Adventures in the Arts Marsden Hartley
  • But it wasn't a swagger stick the colonel had tucked under his arm.

    The Plague Teddy Keller
  • He had bought himself a pipe, wore a traveling cap, turned up trousers and a swagger stick.

    Luna Benamor Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • "Of course, captain," Balt Haer flicked his swagger stick against his leg.

    Mercenary Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • Baron Balt Haer, wearing a colonel's uniform and flicking his swagger stick along his booted leg, stood in the doorway.

    Frigid Fracas Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • It looked rather like a British swagger stick: slim, dainty, well balanced.

  • The younger Haer slapped his swagger stick against his bare leg and kilt.

    Mercenary Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • She carried a swagger stick of Philippine camagon wood, tipped with a rare piece of Chinese ivory carving.

    The Locusts' Years Mary Helen Fee
British Dictionary definitions for swagger stick

swagger stick

a short cane or stick carried on occasion mainly by army officers
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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