One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The use of a stick as a tool or implement; (now especially) the manner or technique of using a stick or sticks, especially in drumming, conducting an orchestra, etc.
2Sport. The manner in which a player uses or moves a stick.
3An object, structure, or decoration made out of sticks; the activity or process of making something out of sticks.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in Arthur Young (1741–1820), agricultural reformer and writer. From stick + work.
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