stick·​man ˈstik-ˌman How to pronounce stickman (audio)
: one who handles a stick: such as
: one who supervises the play at a dice table, calls the decisions, and retrieves the dice
: a player in any of various games (such as hockey or lacrosse) played with a stick

Examples of stickman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With all due respect to music’s greatest stickman, there’s plenty of joy to be found. Jordan Runtagh, Peoplemag, 8 May 2024 In a town known for rules skewed in favor of the house, my father refused the dice as the stickman set them. Krista Stevens, Longreads, 19 July 2023 George Harrison can be heard helping Ringo Starr flesh out a new song that would ultimately become the stickman's second solo compositional contribution to the Beatles' canon. Jordan Runtagh,, 14 Oct. 2021 Clockwise from top left: Christina Onassis, daughter of Aristotle; Aristotle with daredevil apéritif heir André Dubonnet and Dominican stickman Porfirio Rubirosa, who is better recognized from the front, waist down; Ari greets diva Maria Callas. Ash Carter, Town & Country, 17 Oct. 2013 On Wednesday the indomitable stickman (and rock’s latest knight of the realm) launched his first European tour in seven years at the L’Olympia theatre in Paris — where the Beatles first played in January 1964. Jordan Runtagh,, 6 June 2018 Though the ever-humble stickman would reject a guru tag of any sort, the mind reels when trying to comprehend his extraordinary life. Jordan Runtagh,, 15 Sep. 2017 The best, nerdiest and probably funniest cartoon from the stickman comic XKCD was the sandwich strip seen above. Charlie Sorrel, WIRED, 5 Mar. 2009

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Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stickman was in 1908

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“Stickman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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