Definition of orange stick in US English:

orange stick

noun

  • A thin stick, pointed at one end and typically made of orange wood, used for manicuring the fingernails.

    • ‘Gently roll back the cuticle with an orange stick.’
    • ‘Cuticles nicely softened by this point, Maxine softly pushed them back with an orange stick, removing any stray skin which was falling away.’
    • ‘I will not be using an orange stick to clean them off.’
    • ‘Instead, push back the dead cuticle after showering when the cuticle is soft, using a towel or an orange stick (a stick made especially for taming cuticles that's available at drugstores).’
    • ‘Before color is applied to nails, they must be cleaned and the easiest way to do this is with an orange stick that has been wrapped with cotton.’

Pronunciation

orange stick

/ˈôrənj ˌstik/