- 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.
Origin of walking stick
First recorded in 1570–80
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Examples from the Web for walking stick
(To Toinette) Give me my walking-stick; I'll come back directly.The Imaginary Invalid
Marguerite paused, and made a series of holes in the sand with her walking-stick.
"That is the Three Brothers," answered Dorothy, pointing with her walking-stick.
He always carried his walking-stick whether he rode or walked.Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood
He grasped his walking-stick, and tried the door of the room.
- a stick or cane carried in the hand to assist walking
- the usual US name for stick insect
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