Definition of walking stick in English:

walking stick

Syllabification: walk·ing stick

noun

  • 1A stick, typically with a curved handle, used for support when walking.
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    • 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.
  • 2 (also walkingstick) 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.
    • Family Phasmatidae, order Phasmida: many genera
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    • 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.

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