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
: a hollow or pithy, usually slender, and often flexible jointed stem (as of a reed or bamboo)
: any of various slender woody stems
: an elongated flowering or fruiting stem (as of a rose) usually arising directly from the ground
: to beat with a cane
: to weave or furnish with cane
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