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cane

 [kān]
an assistive device that provides partial support and balance for ambulation and standing.
 Cane. A and B, adjustable canes. C, quadripod (quad) cane.
adjustable cane a cane whose length can be easily altered.
quadripod cane a cane adapted for increased stability by providing a four-legged rectangular base of support.
tripod cane one similar to a quadripod cane except that its base is triangular with three legs.
white cane a cane used by the visually handicapped to increase awareness of the immediate environment; the white color is a sign to others that the user is blind.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cane

(kān)
n.
A stick used as an aid in walking or carried as an accessory.

can′er n.
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cane

(kān)
An assistive device prescribed to provide support during ambulation and transfers for individuals with weakness, instability, pain, or balance loss. It also may be used to unload a lower extremity joint or to partially eliminate weight-bearing. Standard (conventional) canes are made from wood or aluminum and have a variety of hand grip styles. Other styles include tripod canes, quadruped (quad) canes, and walk (“hemi”) canes. Canes should be used on the unaffected (stronger) side of the body.
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By then, most of the capital-intensive operations were taken care of by the millers and later by well-funded co-operative societies, leaving the farmer with the role of taking care of the cane and waiting for cash after 18 months.
In early spring, you just cut all the canes to the ground.
At the same event, marked by joy and free spirit, Mr Tshepo Raditladi pledged white canes and revealed that the blind and partially sighted persons were in short supply of their mobility enablers, which they nicknamed Monkaedi (my guide).
When the plant finishes growing and when all the fruit is harvested, cut back the old canes, leaving new canes intact.
Now older and with a little more cash in my pocket, I yearn to form a collection of gadget canes, for I confess, I am a sucker for any and all ingenious novelties.
This cane doubles as a butterfly net for the budding entomologist
There was a time when no gentleman would be seen about town without a walking cane and they were as much (if not more) of a status symbol than they were aids to walking.
Only a handful of studies have examined the effect of cane tip design on the frequency of sticking.
To date, the Navy has completed installation of CANES on 25 ships with 153 remaining and due to be complete by 2024.
Using the measuring sticks, form a 1 x 1m square from the first cane and firmly push the other three canes into position.