walking stick


noun

a stick held in the hand and used to help support oneself while walking.
Also walk·ing·stick .Also called stick insect. any of several insects of the family Phasmidae, having a long, slender, twiglike body.

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Origin of walking stick

First recorded in 1570–80
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British Dictionary definitions for walking stick

walking stick

noun

a stick or cane carried in the hand to assist walking
the usual US name for stick insect
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