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stick

1. a small thin branch of a tree
2. 
a. any long thin piece of wood
b. such a piece of wood having a characteristic shape for a special purpose
c. a baton, wand, staff, or rod
4. Informal the lever used to change gear in a motor vehicle
5. Nautical a mast or yard
6. Informal a rural area considered remote or backward (esp in the phrase in the sticks)
7. W and NW Canadian informal the wooded interior part of the country

stick

[stik]
(engineering)
A rigid bar hinged to the boom of a dipper or pull shovel and fastened to the bucket.
A long slender tool bonded with an abrasive for honing or sharpening tools and for dressing of wheels.
(ordnance)
A succession of missiles fired or released separately at predetermined intervals from a single aircraft.

stick

1. Any long slender piece of wood.
2. A shaped piece of wood, as a stake.

stick

i. The control column of the aircraft for control of its trajectory. See control column.
ii. The number of parachutists who jump from one aperture of an aircraft during one run over a dropping zone (DZ).
iii. The number of bombs or missiles fired or released successively but separately at a predetermined interval from a single aircraft (e.g., a stick of four bombs).
iv. A series of rounds fired by an aircraft's gun in one burst.

stick

(1) See USB stick, Memory Stick, streaming stick and selfie.

(2) Slang for memory module. RAM chips for personal computers are typically mounted on a thin, long printed circuit board (see memory module). A "stick of memory" is not the same as a Sony Memory Stick, which is a flash-based storage module for digital cameras (see Memory Stick).


Two Sticks of Memory
Memory modules are typically housed on printed circuit boards such as these.
References in classic literature ?
At the mention of each name, she had struck the table with her stick in a new place.
I rose and stood still, wondering; but as I stood, they ran towards me shouting and waving sticks and spears.
They asked him how he had come to the conclusion that the ten crowns were in the cane; he replied, that observing how the old man who swore gave the stick to his opponent while he was taking the oath, and swore that he had really and truly given him the crowns, and how as soon as he had done swearing he asked for the stick again, it came into his head that the sum demanded must be inside it; and from this he said it might be seen that God sometimes guides those who govern in their judgments, even though they may be fools; besides he had himself heard the curate of his village mention just such another case, and he had so good a memory, that if it was not that he forgot everything he wished to remember, there would not be such a memory in all the island.
Then he seized a stick which lay conveniently near, and began to rain blows down upon their heads, shoulders, and sides, all the time dancing first on one leg, then on the other, and crying,
From these embers the inspector disinterred the butt end of a green cheque book, which had resisted the action of the fire; the other half of the stick was found behind the door; and as this clinched his suspicions, the officer declared himself delighted.
They are studious of cleanliness and comfort in their lodges, and after their repasts, will carry out the sticks from which they have eaten the bark, and throw them into the current beyond the barrier.
Furthermore, Mother Rigby produced a pair of silk stockings and put them on the figure's legs, where they showed as unsubstantial as a dream, with the wooden reality of the two sticks making itself miserably apparent through the holes.
He now took the stick from my hands and examined it for a few minutes with his naked eyes.
When Kerchak came to a halt a short distance from the cabin and discovered that he still held the rifle, he dropped it as he might have dropped a red hot iron, nor did he again attempt to recover it--the noise was too much for his brute nerves; but he was now quite convinced that the terrible stick was quite harmless by itself if left alone.
Very important for you, I have no doubt," answered the Rocket, "but I shall weep if I choose"; and he actually burst into real tears, which flowed down his stick like rain-drops, and nearly drowned two little beetles, who were just thinking of setting up house together, and were looking for a nice dry spot to live in.
Though it was not clear what the artist meant to express by depicting the so-called King of Rome spiking the earth with a stick, the allegory apparently seemed to Napoleon, as it had done to all who had seen it in Paris, quite clear and very pleasing.
She saw him dropping his keys and trying to grasp his stick, while he looked at her like an aged hyena, the muscles of his face getting distorted with the effort of his hand.

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