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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
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

stick

1. Any long slender piece of wood.
2. A shaped piece of wood, as a stake.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

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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According to estate agents Strutt & Parker, the English are now realising the benefits of upping sticks and moving to Scotland - with numbers up 30 per cent from last year.
Newcastle-born amateur chef Si has lived all over the North East but is now based in Prudhoe, and has no intention of upping sticks for the sake of his blossoming TV career.
He and his girl friend Pearl Lowe are upping sticks from their posh five-bedroom house in Belsize Park,just around the corner from their friends Jude Law and Ewan McGregor.
But we're wrapping it up this week, as we see a final few families upping sticks and enlisting the help of Pickfords, one of the UK's biggest and best-known house-moving firms.
"Yorkshire and Humber businesses appear to be positive about the UK's potential to deliver stability and growth opportunities to their business - so much so that they clearly have no intention of upping sticks and moving overseas."
"When my wife Philippa and I first met, and we were mucking around with movies, we talked quite seriously about upping sticks and just spending a year or so in America.
The actor - along with his wife Sam Sharp and their three-year-old daughter Olivia - is upping sticks and heading to California.