Stick facts for kids

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A stick is a long, slender piece of wood, usually a branch from a tree without the leaves.

Stick may mean:

  • Chopsticks, an eating utensil
  • Rod, cane, or hickory stick, disciplinary implements
  • Pointing stick, an indicator
  • Swagger stick, a formal attribute
  • Club (weapon) or staff (stick), weapons
  • Tally sticks, a marking medium
  • Walking stick, a mobility aid
  • Fire stick, a stick for making fire

In objects of similar shape:

  • A stick of dynamite
  • Joystick, a computer game controller
  • Prayer stick
  • Polo stick, hockey stick, lacrosse stick, etc. in sports
  • Memory stick, a device for storing digital information
  • Stick shift, automobile transmission

Stick may also mean:

  • Stick (unit), an ancient unit of length (2 inch ≈ 5 cm), cfr. in yard
  • Silver Stick and Gold Stick, certain functions named after a ceremonial attribute
  • Stick (comics), a character in Marvel Comics, predominantly Daredevil
  • Stick-Eastlake, a type of Victorian architecture
  • Stick (film), a movie featuring Burt Reynolds and music by Anne Murray

In nicknames:

  • Sticks for the Led Zeppelin album Led Zeppelin IV
  • Sticks for Stephen Kernahan, former Australian rules football champion with the Carlton Football Club
  • Stick for Gene Michael, former baseball infielder and manager
  • Candlestick Park, the home stadium of the San Francisco 49ers, now known as Monster Park

In music:

  • Clapstick, a musical instrument that traditionally accompanies the didgeridoo
  • Chapman Stick, a musical instrument devised by Emmett Chapman in the early 1970s

Other pages

  • Pogo Stick, pole with a spring up its botttom
  • Poohsticks, a game
  • Styx (band) and Styx (album), an American rock group and their debut album
  • Stick insect or "walking stick", an insect
  • Stick figure, also known as a stick man



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