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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.
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That's football, but I think we just need to stick together because we are now in a corner where the points are falling.
But we've got to stick together and put the work in on the training ground.
FRUSTRATED FAN: But David Unsworth has faith in Blues; ADVICE: Matt Jackson says the players must stick together
And the Ireland defender is calling for the squad to stick together after FA Cup defeat at Bradford heaped pressure on boss Poyet.
We have to stick together and do that on the training pitch and hopefully it will turn around on the (match-day) pitch.
He told us to stick together and ignore the flak that is going around.
Now that we are experiencing problems on the field it is no less important for everyone to stick together again and together we will pull ourselves out of the position we are in at the moment.
We just had to stick together and play together and not as individuals.
Unfortunately, the metal particles in use today stick together when exposed to engine heat.
But the German keeper feels they can salvage some prizes from a disappointing season if the players stick together.
One hypothesis is that silica gel makes sand grains stick together.
Due to the heavy load placed on them, these contacts are subject to deterioration due to arcing, and they have a tendency to stick together," explained Chi Leung, Director of Research and Development at AMI DODUCO North America.