- a short, batonlike stick, usually leather-covered, sometimes carried by army officers, soldiers, etc.
Origin of swagger stick
First recorded in 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for swagger stick
Captain Winfree said, flinging his swagger-stick toward the calendar.
Sheen possessed himself of this swagger-stick, and reasoned with the sportive youth.
Captain Winfree, straight in his scarlet-trimmed winter greens, tapped the toe of one boot with his swagger-stick.
He peeled off his overcoat and hung it on the hall tree, sticking his swagger-stick in one of its pockets.
Drummond was wont to keep a swagger-stick by his bedside for the better observance of law and order.
esp Brit swagger cane
- a short cane or stick carried on occasion mainly by army officers
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