walking stick

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

Origin of walking stick

First recorded in 1570–80
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Related Words for walking stick

cane, crutch, staff, stick, alpenstock, shillelagh

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British Dictionary definitions for walking stick

walking stick

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