the cane

Definition of the cane

:a form of punishment in which a person is hit with a cane or stick
  • In the past, some teachers would resort to the cane when students misbehaved.

Word by Word Definitions

cane play
  1. : a hollow or pithy, usually slender, and often flexible jointed stem (as of a reed or bamboo)

  2. : any of various slender woody stems

  3. : any of various tall woody grasses or reeds: such as

  1. : to beat with a cane

  2. : to weave or furnish with cane


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