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caner (ˈkeɪnə) 



  1. a person who whips or beats an animal or person with or as if with a cane
  2. a person who makes or repairs baskets, furniture, etc with cane
  3. (drugs slang) a person who consumes alcohol, marijuana, etc in large quantities

cane1 (keɪn Pronunciation for cane1



    1. the long jointed pithy or hollow flexible stem of the bamboo, rattan, or any similar plant
    2. any plant having such a stem
    1. strips of such stems, woven or interlaced to make wickerwork, the seats and backs of chairs, etc
    2. (as modifier)   ⇒ a cane chair
  1. the woody stem of a reed, young grapevine, blackberry, raspberry, or loganberry
  2. any of several grasses with long stiff stems, esp Arundinaria gigantea of the southeastern US
  3. a flexible rod with which to administer a beating as a punishment, as to schoolboys
  4. a slender rod, usually wooden and often ornamental, used for support when walking; walking stick
  5. See sugar cane
  6. a slender rod or cylinder, as of glass

verb (transitive)

  1. to whip or beat with or as if with a cane
  2. to make or repair with cane
  3. (informal) to defeat   ⇒ we got well caned in the match
  4. See cane it

Derived Forms

ˈcaner noun

Word Origin

C14: from Old French, from Latin canna, from Greek kanna, of Semitic origin; related to Arabic qanāh reed


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