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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, Sony 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 Sony Memory Stick).


Two Sticks of Memory
Memory modules are typically housed on printed circuit boards such as these.
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Benitez urged supporters to stick together on what could be a long night for his side and went on: "If you have your son and you know the characteristics and quality of your son you will support your son.
"In the last couple of games it hasn't been good enough, we haven't produced but we are going to stick together.
"We just have to stick together and keep going." What is most encouraging for the Wearsiders is Charlie Wyke, Aiden McGeady and Tom Flanagan are yet to make a competitive appearance this season due to injury while Dylan McGeouch and Jerome Sinclair are still to make first starts.
JUAN Mata has urged his United teammates to stick together and learn from their mistakes after their defeat to Huddersfield Town - starting with tonight's game against Swansea.
Khan, who comes from Bolton, Greater Manchester, went on: "Muslims all have to stick together.
| Wayne Rooney Meanwhile, amid heightened security concerns in the wake of the Dortmund bomb attack, Anderlecht winger Massimo Bruno to call for everyone to stick together ahead of the Europa League quarter-final.
"There is no need to panic and we have to stick together as a team.
You do try harder to stick together for the kids who get torn about by all this upheaval.
"I believe it is a good opportunity to stick together."
After Friday night's performance, the faltering team could do with some improvement - but Walters insisted the important thing is to stick together as one.