walking stick


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walking stick

n.
1. A cane or staff used as an aid in walking.
2. Any of numerous slow-moving phasmid insects, chiefly of the family Phasmatidae, having a slender brown or green body that resembles a stick or twig. Also called stick insect.

walking stick

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walkingstick

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

walk′ing stick`


n.
1. a stick held in the hand and used to help support oneself while walking.
2. Also, walk′ing•stick`. Also called stick insect. any of several insects of the family Phasmatidae, having a long, slender, twiglike body.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.walking stick - a stick carried in the hand for support in walkingwalking stick - a stick carried in the hand for support in walking
cane - a stick that people can lean on to help them walk
stick - an implement consisting of a length of wood; "he collected dry sticks for a campfire"; "the kid had a candied apple on a stick"
supplejack - walking stick made from the wood of an American tropical vine
2.walking stick - any of various mostly tropical insects having long twiglike bodieswalking stick - any of various mostly tropical insects having long twiglike bodies
phasmid, phasmid insect - large cylindrical or flattened mostly tropical insects with long strong legs that feed on plants; walking sticks and leaf insects
diapheromera, Diapheromera femorata - a variety of stick insect

walking stick

noun
A fairly long straight piece of solid material used especially as a support in walking:
Translations
vycházková hůl
spadserestok
چوبدست
kävelykeppi
מקל הליכה
štap za hodanje
botsáskasétabotsétapálca
ステッキナナフシ
지팡이
baculum
sprehajalna palica
promenadkäpp
ไม้เท้า
gậy chống

walking stick

nbastone m da passeggio

walking stick

عَصَا الـمَشْي vycházková hůl spadserestok Spazierstock μπαστούνι bastón, cayado kävelykeppi canne štap za hodanje bastone da passeggio ステッキ 지팡이 wandelstok spaserstokk laska bengala трость promenadkäpp ไม้เท้า baston gậy chống 手杖
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He was so very tall that he carried a pine tree, which was eight feet through the butt, for a walking stick.
His pine-tree walking stick lay on the ground, close by his side.
Get up this minute, and take your pine-tree walking stick in your hand.
Then something resembling a little grey snake, about the thickness of a walking stick, coiled up out of the writhing middle, and wriggled in the air towards me--and then another.
Also he had a long yellow mustache that dropped down over his teeth, and always carried a heavy, wicked-looking walking stick in his hand.
The son had the heavy walking stick in his hand and sat near the door.
Finding they were determined to go, the Winkies gave Toto and the Lion each a golden collar; and to Dorothy they presented a beautiful bracelet studded with diamonds; and to the Scarecrow they gave a gold-headed walking stick, to keep him from stumbling; and to the Tin Woodman they offered a silver oil-can, inlaid with gold and set with precious jewels.
As they went, he plucked a branch of maple to serve for a walking stick, and began to strip it of the twigs and little boughs, which were wet with evening dew.
Vanstone, taking up his old felt hat and his thick walking stick from the hall table.
He flapped his great, gold-lined cloak like the wings of a fairy king in a pantomime; he even drew his sword with a flourish and waved it about as he did his walking stick.
Then, indeed, you might see Toby looking anxiously out from his shelter in an angle of the church wall--such a meagre shelter that in summer time it never cast a shadow thicker than a good- sized walking stick upon the sunny pavement--with a disconsolate and lengthened face.
Yet the youth smiled, for he saw that the world was a world for him, though many discovered it to be made of oaths and walking sticks.