手杖 (classifier 個]/个, 跟 or 把)
- (literally) any kind of long or short rod with a handle; a cane
- (by extension) walking stick
- In Mandarin, 拐杖 guǎizhàng is the most commonly used term for walking stick. By contrast, 手杖 shǒuzhàng can be used to describe a cane that has other uses, such as hiking or scaring away wild snakes.