- a cane or walking stick having a hollow shaft that serves as a sheath for a sword or dagger.
Origin of sword cane
First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for sword cane
"Before he had time to draw his sword-cane," the fat woman interrupted.
As to its being a sword-cane, however, I might have been mistaken.The Underground Railroad
"The stick there, on the table, is a sword-cane," he commented.The Lighted Match
Charles Neville Buck
I moved my chair further from the bed, and tightened my grasp upon a sword-cane which I carried in my hand.Auricular Confession and Popish Nunneries
Modestly then the thrice-told tale was repeated—Angelo Cara, a violin in one hand, a sword-cane in the other, trudging home.
- another name for swordstick
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