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walking stick

noun
1.
a stick held in the hand and used to help support oneself while walking.
2.
Also, walkingstick. Also called stick insect. any of several insects of the family Phasmidae, having a long, slender, twiglike body.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80
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  • Use a long walking stick to test the depth of the water before you begin to wade.
British Dictionary definitions for walking stick

walking stick

noun
1.
a stick or cane carried in the hand to assist walking
2.
the usual US name for stick insect
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