walking stick

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walking stick (plural walking sticks)

  1. A tool, such as a cane, used to ease pressure on the legs, and to aid stability, when walking.
    • 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 1/2, The Younger Set[1]:
      It was flood-tide along Fifth Avenue ; […] ; pretty women glanced out from limousine and tonneau ; young men […], silk-hatted, frock-coated, the crooks of their walking sticks tucked up under their left arms, passed on the Park side.
  2. A stick insect.
  3. (slang) A playing card with the rank of seven.

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Last modified on 22 March 2014, at 13:10