cane - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the hard light stem of some plants, especially bamboo
    1. a.
      [uncountable] the stems of some plants dried and woven together to make furniture

      cane chairs

  2. 2
    [countable] a long thin stick that someone uses to help them walk, especially one with a curved handle
    1. b.

      the cane

      a punishment given to children in schools in which they are hit with a cane