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You are looking at stick. Try Stick. —Stephen 18:05, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

-- Visviva 15:19, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

"Stick of furniture"[edit]

The use of "stick" in the idiom "every stick of furniture" should be mentioned. 24.29.228.33 07:25, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

It is - it is currently definition number 8 in the Noun section. Thryduulf 11:06, 5 May 2008 (UTC)
Actually, I just added it and then reordered all the definitions. Should have noted that here, sorry. :-) -- Visviva 11:43, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Partridge[edit]

The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang gives a number of additional senses that I have been unable to verify, as of this writing: handgun, burglar's pry-bar, fighter pilot, prostitute, thousand dollars, PCP, prisoner's personal influence. -- Visviva 22:54, 9 May 2008 (UTC)

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stick

Looking for verification of two plausible senses, for which I haven't been able to find any substantiation:

  • Australian slang sense: A gram of marijuana wrapped in foil.
  • Military sense #3: A line of infantry in a landing craft. -- Visviva 23:01, 9 May 2008 (UTC)
I seem to recall the latter sense referring to a planeload (C-47, WWII) of paratroopers. DCDuring TALK 14:18, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
We have that as military sense #2 (#27). So far, every promising-looking cite I've found for this has turned out to involve parachuting rather than landing via a landing craft. -- Visviva 14:36, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
I took a run at this searching for "stick-of" and (Marines OR beach OR landing or surf) and still got references to helicopters (!) or paratroopers. The helicopter sense would easily fit with #27, although it is distinguishable and derived. DCDuring TALK 15:50, 12 May 2008 (UTC)
(Australia, slang) Approximately one gram of marijuana wrapped in a small cylinder of aluminium foil.
{{quote-book|1961|Carmelo Soraci|The Convict and the Stained Glass Windows|page=230|url=http://books.google.com/books?id=pwUyAAAAIAAJ|passage= {{...}} and how they'd give anything to have a fix or puff on a '''stick''' of dope.}}

This citation doesn't match the definition.

(military) A line of infantry in a landing craft (usually 2 per craft)

No citations given. Removing both until cited. - TheDaveRoss 18:45, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

The usage of 'stick' for an aircraft control column surely derives from early flight mechanisms, when it was just a stick? The wheel section came a lot later than Lillienthal, Wright or Bleriot. And 'joy' (as in joy-stick) was what you derived from it's correct use & mechanical operation? :) Does anyone know if 'joy-stick' is WW1 usage? Archolman 13:58, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

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stick
noun
  • RFV of these noun senses:
  1. (US) A two by four, the standard board used in constructing a frame house.
    Is this sense really that narrow ("a two by four"), or does it mean "any (usable) board"?
  2. (Australian, slang) Approximately one gram of marijuana wrapped in a small cylinder of aluminium foil.
    This sense was tagged but not listed by someone earlier.
  3. (slang) An unsocial person, particularly one who is either withdrawn or stuck-up.
    Those citing this sense should be careful to distinguish it from the similar senses "a person" and "a thin or wiry person; particularly a flat-chested woman". - -sche (discuss) 06:16, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
re 2x4 sense: a broader sense seems right. The following cite virtually excludes 2x4 as wider lumber is used for rafters and joists:
  • 2009, Rob Thallon, Graphic Guide to Frame Construction, page 128:
    Stick framing— One advantage of stick framing is that the space within the roof ... A second advantage is that complex roofs may be stick-framed more economically than truss-framed.
—This unsigned comment was added by DCDuring (talkcontribs).
That looks more like a separate term, "stick framing". As a native US speaker, the two by four limitation sounds quite plausible, though I haven't heard either version of that sense in use. Chuck Entz 14:50, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
Two senses RFV-failed, banished to the citations namespace and struck above. The other RFVs remain open. - -sche (discuss) 00:45, 27 March 2012 (UTC)
I've RFV-failed, and thus broadened, the 'board' sense. - -sche (discuss) 04:26, 11 April 2012 (UTC)
verb
  • RFV of this verb sense:
  1. To strike someone with a stick.
    Because this is under etymology 1, I presume it means "to club someone with a stick", whereas a sense "to pierce someone with a stick" would belong under etymology 2. I can find examples of "they sticked him", but it's not clear yet which of those senses they support. - -sche (discuss) 06:16, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
So far, none of the citations I've found unambiguously support a sense of "beat"; they all seem to mean "pierce". - -sche (discuss) 22:49, 22 February 2012 (UTC)
RFV-failed. I have moved the verb from etyl 1 to etyl 2, and modified it accordingly (which means, speaking practically, that I've deleted the existing verb sense and added a new one in a different place). - -sche (discuss) 04:38, 11 April 2012 (UTC)