the cane

noun

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.

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“The cane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20cane. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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