noun (in England)
the gilded rod carried on state occasions by certain members of the royal household.
the bearer of it.
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Origin of gold stick
First recorded in 1795–1805
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British Dictionary definitions for 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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