n. a baseball bat. (Baseball.) : He holds the stick up higher than most batters.
n. a pool cue. : He drew the stick back slowly, sighted again, and gave the cue ball a sharp knock.
n. a golf club. : These aren't my sticks, and you aren't my caddy. What's going on around here?
n. the lever that controls the horizontal and vertical surfaces of the tail of an aircraft. : The pilot pulled back on the stick, and the plane did nothing—being that he hadn't even started the engine or anything. , You pull back on the stick, which lowers the tail and raises the nose, and up you go.
n. a gearshift lever in a car. (See also stick shift.) : I keep reaching for the stick in a
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition. Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Idioms & Phrases
stick it to someone
Treat someone badly or unfairly, as in The head nurse really stuck it to Judy when she made her take all three shifts. This slangy usage may be derived from stick it, def. 2.