walking stick

walking stick
walking stick
1. a stick carried when walking; cane
2. any of various elongated, wingless, phasmid insects resembling a twig, esp. a North American species (Diapheromera femorata) feeding on plants: also walkingstick n.

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  • walking stick — walking ,stick noun count 1. ) a stick that some people use to help them walk 2. ) AMERICAN a green or brown insect with a long thin body that looks like a stick …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • walking stick — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms walking stick : singular walking stick plural walking sticks a stick that some people use to help them to walk …   English dictionary

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  • walking stick — walk′ing stick n. 1) a stick held in the hand and used to help support oneself while walking 2) ent Also, walk′ing•stick Also called stick insect any of several insects of the family Phasmatidae, having a long, slender, twiglike body. • Etymology …   From formal English to slang

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