a strong, pliant cane or walking stick.
any of various climbing shrubs with strong stems suitable for making walking sticks.
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How to use supplejack in a sentence
At the time the men were piped to dinner, the supplejack had not gained more than at first on the chase.
The wind held steady, and the supplejack, as Tom declared, skipped along more nimbly than she had ever yet moved.
Bevan and the midshipmen had already reached the boat, and, jumping in, they pulled rapidly towards the supplejack.
The breeze was very light, and the schooner could still be discerned from the deck of the supplejack.
He could ill spare so many hands, but he hoped by vigilance to keep the Spaniards in awe, and to navigate the supplejack.
British Dictionary definitions for supplejack
a North American twining rhamnaceous woody vine, Berchemia scandens, that has greenish-white flowers and purple fruits
a liliaceous plant of New Zealand, Ripogonum scandens, having tough climbing vines
a tropical American woody sapindaceous vine, Paullinia curassavica, having strong supple wood
any of various other vines with strong supple stems
US a walking stick made from the wood of Paullinia curassavica
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