Definition of ashplant in English:

ashplant

noun

  • A sapling from an ash tree, typically used as a walking stick.

    • ‘I will look for that article on the ashplant.’
    • ‘An ashplant was the name for a common implement among farmers and drovers of cattle in Ireland, made from a sapling of an ash tree.’
    • ‘We also played tip-cat and hockey with ashplants.’
    • ‘[The women] had detached the two ashplants from their baggage and were making good use of them as aids to the ascent of the hill.’
    • ‘He took the hilt of his ashplant, lunging with it softly, dallying still.’
    • ‘Also reported were a variety of sticks and other instruments including ashplants, blackthorn sticks, brush handles, pointers, farm implements, drain rods, rubber tyres, fan belts, horse tackle, sliotars and hurleys.’
    walking stick, cane, staff
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Pronunciation

ashplant

/ˈaʃplɑːnt/