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swagger stick

noun
1.
a short, batonlike stick, usually leather-covered, sometimes carried by army officers, soldiers, etc.
Origin of swagger stick
1885-1890
1885-90
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  • He peeled off his overcoat and hung it on the hall tree, sticking his swagger-stick in one of its pockets.

    The Great Potlatch Riots Allen Kim Lang
  • Captain Winfree said, flinging his swagger-stick toward the calendar.

    The Great Potlatch Riots Allen Kim Lang
  • Sheen possessed himself of this swagger-stick, and reasoned with the sportive youth.

    The White Feather P. G. Wodehouse
  • Captain Winfree, straight in his scarlet-trimmed winter greens, tapped the toe of one boot with his swagger-stick.

    The Great Potlatch Riots Allen Kim Lang
  • Drummond was wont to keep a swagger-stick by his bedside for the better observance of law and order.

    The White Feather P. G. Wodehouse
British Dictionary definitions for swagger-stick

swagger stick

noun
1.
a short cane or stick carried on occasion mainly by army officers
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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