walking stick

noun
|Updated on: 10 Jun 2018

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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First Known Use of walking stick

1580

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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WALKING STICK Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of walking stick for English Language Learners

  • : a stick that is used to help someone to walk


WALKING STICK Defined for Kids

walking stick

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Definition of walking stick for Students

1 : a stick used to maintain balance when walking


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