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swagger stick

n.
A short metal-tipped cane carried especially by officers in the armed forces.

swagger stick

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swagger cane

n
(Military) a short cane or stick carried on occasion mainly by army officers

swag′ger stick`


n.
a short, batonlike stick, formerly carried by some army officers.
[1885–90]
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Noun1.swagger stick - a short cane or stick covered with leather and carried by army officersswagger stick - a short cane or stick covered with leather and carried by army officers
cane - a stick that people can lean on to help them walk
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swagger stick

nOffiziersstöckchen nt
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Swagger sticks such as these were usually carried by senior officers as a symbol of authority.
There are far too many chief, deputy and assistant chief constables and other high-ranking officers with their bizarre uniforms and ludicrous swagger sticks.
Oafs whose bulging thighs protruded from ancient desks that were much too small for them and who were generally regarded at best as 'characters', at worst as 'thicks', suddenly reappeared after a year's absence with subaltern's pips in immaculate khaki uniforms, carrying leather-bound swagger sticks and perhaps the explanatory insignia of the Pioneer Corps, or more exotic still, the familiar Prince of Wales' feathers now representing some Gurkha regiment in the Indian Army.