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:
1570–80

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

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Example sentences
He started down the first-base line in what can only be described as a dancing
  skip, using his bat as a walking stick.
First of all, there is the age-old banking device: giving the disabled a
  walking stick.
Besides, it had been useful as a walking stick on the way up.
She walked slowly but surely with her walking stick.
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