from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A short metal-tipped cane carried especially by officers in the armed forces.

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  • n. a short stick carried by a uniformed person as a symbol of authority

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  • n. a short cane or stick covered with leather and carried by army officers


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  • Smyth saluted Robert Armstrong with his swagger stick to cover his shock.

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