Definitions for walking stick
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a stick held in the hand and used to help support oneself while walking.
Ref: Also called stick insect.
Origin of walking stick:
a stick carried in the hand for support in walking
walking stick, walkingstick, stick insect(noun)
any of various mostly tropical insects having long twiglike bodies
A tool, such as a cane, used to ease pressure on the legs, and to aid stability, when walking
A stick insect
A playing card with the rank of seven.
An assistive cane is a walking stick used as a crutch or mobility aid. Canes can help redistribute weight from a lower leg that is weak or painful, improve stability by increasing the base of support, and provide tactile information about the ground to improve balance. Ten percent of adults older than 65 years use canes, and 4.6 percent use walkers. In contrast to crutches, canes are generally lighter, but, because they transfer the load through the user's unsupported wrist, are unable to offload equal loads from the legs. Another type of crutch is the walker, a frame held in front of the user and which the user leans on during movement. Walkers are more stable due to their greater area of ground contact, but are larger and less wieldy and, like canes, pass the full load through the user's wrists in most cases.
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