walking stick


Definition of walking stick

1 : a straight rod or stick (as of wood or aluminum) that is used to provide stability in walking or hiking
2 : stick insect especially : one (Diapheromera femorata) of the U.S. and Canada

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Examples of walking stick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Later in the morning, she was driven to the main arena and was seen walking slowly to a lift, aided by a walking stick. Simon Perry, PEOPLE.com, 13 May 2022 Just after noon, Elizabeth emerged unexpectedly, walking stick in hand, to inspect the troops marching beneath her. Mark Landler, New York Times, 2 June 2022 Then, Nelly meets Marion’s mother, who uses a walking stick identical to that of Nelly's grandmother. NBC News, 27 Apr. 2022 McDermott carried a walking stick and a vintage Winchester rifle. Paige Williams, The New Yorker, 28 Mar. 2022 She was accompanied by her son, Prince Edward, and used her walking stick to make her way around. Nicholas Rice, PEOPLE.com, 15 May 2022 Queen Elizabeth has been spotted utilizing a cane several times since October, including a reception at Sandringham House on the eve of her Accession Day, where she was aided by a walking stick that once belonged to Prince Philip. Abigail Adams, PEOPLE.com, 30 Mar. 2022 Dressed in moss green and aided by a walking stick, the queen made a quiet entrance to the service through a side door of the church, the famous Poets Corner, which allowed a shorter walk from her car to her seat. Omid Scobie, Harper's BAZAAR, 29 Mar. 2022 In recent appearances, the British monarch has been seen using a walking stick. Emily Burack, Town & Country, 17 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of walking stick

1580, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of walking stick was in 1580

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28 Jun 2022

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“Walking stick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walking%20stick. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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Kids Definition of walking stick

1 : a stick used to maintain balance when walking

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