gold stick

noun (in England)

the gilded rod carried on state occasions by certain members of the royal household.
the bearer of it.

Origin of gold stick

First recorded in 1795–1805 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for gold stick

Gold Stick

noun (sometimes not capitals)

a gilt rod carried by the colonel of the Life Guards or the captain of the gentlemen-at-arms
the bearer of this rod
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