[ US /ˈkeɪn/ ]
[ UK /kˈe‍ɪn/ ]
NOUN
  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
VERB
  1. beat with a cane
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How To Use cane In A Sentence

  • One of you may turn out to be a bit of a caner. The Sun
  • Gideon could see the places where the silver was wearing off the cane and he noticed a good deal of clumsy darning on the inside of the cloak, as though the lining had come away from the backing several times.
  • (Not to be confused with what we call cookies)To serve Devon, or Cornwall clotted cream would desecrate a good southern biscuit (and be a waste of the cream really, I prefer it on saffron buns)a bit of plain cream, fresh butter, and cane syrup poured over a hot biscuit is ambrosia. Scones, Cream and Jam - a West Country cream tea
  • 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
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