[ US /ˈkeɪn/ ]
[ UK /kˈe‍ɪn/ ]
  1. a stick that people can lean on to help them walk
  2. a stiff switch used to hit students as punishment
  3. a strong slender often flexible stem as of bamboos, reeds, rattans, or sugar cane
  1. beat with a cane
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How To Use cane In A Sentence

  • Many teachers wish to abolish the cane.
  • A hurricane is bearing down on central America.
  • Perhaps I've been corrupted by Photoshop, but regardless, the GIMP just feels unusably arcane and clunky. December 29th, 2007
  • Rescue teams worked desperately to restore utilities in the area shattered by the hurricane.
  • The hurricane wreaked terrible damage on the east coast, at Miami and the Florida Keys.
  • One of the chief reasons for removing old, oil and gas wells from south Louisiana's lakes and bayous is that those areas are vulnerable to storms and hurricanes, and any collapse in structures could threaten the public, Lopez said. Susan Buchanan: Louisiana Removes Defunct Oil Wells But Hazards Remain
  • The horses were belled and spancelled near by, feeding on the cane and wild grass, and Polly Ann was cooking journey-cakes on a stone. Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Winston Churchill
  • Whole lions at £5,000 a head, antelopes, porcupines, goats, cane rats and large, live snails - all from West Africa - were also candidates for the dinner table.
  • I like to cane it for a minimum of two nights, more often three.
  • One of you may turn out to be a bit of a caner. The Sun
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