Meaning of walking stick in English:

walking stick

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noun

  • 1A stick with a curved handle used for support when walking.

    ‘Jordan, who walked into Leeds Crown Court with the aid of a walking stick, supplied medical evidence from three cardiac consultants saying he was unfit to stand trial.’
    • ‘Keith Pickering's walking sticks are fabulous, individual-crafted works of art.’
    • ‘Clearly supported on a walking stick, I motioned to the driver to circle over and pick me up.’
    • ‘The workers here carry walking sticks, use crutches, or get around in wheelchairs.’
    • ‘Darwin looked less confident, less well dressed, more anxious, more like an invalid, especially when the handle of the walking stick is glimpsed on the left.’
    • ‘Some came on crutches, others in wheelchairs and some used walking sticks.’
    • ‘Frances looked incredibly frail, needing the support of a walking stick, and she asked me to help her up and off the stage.’
    • ‘All participants are advised to bring rain proofs and suitable footwear and for those of senior years a walking stick for added support.’
    • ‘Similarly, canes or walking sticks are often coated with Teflon, so that they will not slip on hard, smooth surfaces.’
    • ‘The first time I went in there I could barely walk and I was having to use walking sticks.’
    • ‘My one and only ramble came when a family of Quakers took me on their family walk across the Chilterns, walking sticks, knapsacks and all.’
    • ‘More than £2,000-worth of equipment - walking sticks, crutches and frames - go missing every year in these services because patients do not return them when they no longer need to use them.’
    • ‘Video footage of Mr Waite taken before the trial showed his difficulty in walking and his necessity to use a walking stick at all times.’
    • ‘It was alleged that he claimed he sometimes needed a walking stick and crutches yet was capable of working as a police officer unhindered.’
    • ‘He has some mobility in his legs and can walk with the aid of a walking stick.’
    • ‘We enjoy long walks on the trails searching for the perfect walking stick, tracking deer, wild pigs and other animals.’
    • ‘An arthritic man who walks with a walking stick was beaten up and left lying on the roadside with head injuries.’
    • ‘Both before and after the match, Danny Wallace walked out of the tunnel, leaning heavily on a walking stick, to receive a tumultuous and emotional welcome from the fans.’
    • ‘This means I have to walk, albeit with a walking stick, slowly from my home in Sevenoaks Close using the footpath.’
    • ‘Then it was on to the trail proper, with the party kitted out in ponchos and bamboo walking sticks bought from the locals and following their tour guide, Willow.’
    stick, walking stick, cane, crook, crutch, prop
  • 2

    (also walking-stick insect)
    North American A long, slender, slow-moving insect that resembles a twig. In many species, it appears that there are no males and that the females lay fertile eggs without mating.
    Also called stick insect

    ‘Besides researching thrips, he studies speciation and asexuality in walking sticks and the phylogenetics of Galapagos Islands snails.’
    • ‘Remarkably, nepetalactone next turned up in an insect, the walking stick.’
    • ‘Lizards and birds zestily eat walking sticks of either pattern, so camouflage offers a big advantage.’