cane Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"cane" in British English

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uk   us   /keɪn/
[C or U] the ​long, hard, ​hollowstem of ​particularplants such as bamboo , sometimes used to make ​furniture or ​support other ​plants in the ​garden [C] a ​longstick used ​especially by ​old, ​ill, or ​blindpeople to ​help them ​walk [S] a ​long, ​thinstick used in the past as a ​schoolpunishment

caneverb [T]

uk   us   /keɪn/
to ​hit a ​child at ​school with a ​stick as a ​punishment
(Definition of cane from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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canenoun [C/U]

 us   /keɪn/
the ​long, ​hollowstems of ​particularplants such as bamboo : [U] Chair ​seats are often ​woven out of cane. A cane is also a ​walkingstick with a ​curvedhandle, used to ​help someone ​walk.
(Definition of cane from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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