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 W. Chambers, The Younger Set, chapterI:
      It was flood-tide along Fifth Avenue; motor, brougham, and victoria swept by on the glittering current; pretty women glanced out from limousine and tonneau; young men of his own type, 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 (order Phasmatodea).
  3. (slang) A playing card with the rank of seven.

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