AskDefine | Define sticks

User Contributed Dictionary



  • a UK /stɪks/


  1. Plural of stick
  2. rural terrain, especially a woody area; any rural region.
    We had to drive way out into the sticks to visit that customer.

Extensive Definition

A stick generally refers to a long, slender piece of wood, usually a branch from a tree without the leaves that may be refined.
Stick may refer to:
In objects of similar shape:
The sticks may refer to:
  • The boondocks, a remote area, or a city or town that is considered unsophisticated
Stick may also refer to:
In nicknames:
In music:
  • Clapstick, a musical instrument that traditionally accompanies the didgeridoo
  • Chapman Stick, a musical instrument devised by Emmett Chapman in the early 1970s
In the military:

See also

sticks in German: Stick
sticks in Spanish: Stick
sticks in French: Stick
sticks in Italian: Stick
sticks in Dutch: Stick
sticks in Polish: Kij
sticks in Russian: Палка
sticks in Simple English: Stick
sticks in Swedish: Stick

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

China, Darkest Africa, God knows where, Greenland, North Pole, Outer Mongolia, Pago Pago, Pillars of Hercules, Siberia, South Pole, Thule, Tierra del Fuego, Timbuktu, Ultima Thule, Yukon, agricultural region, antipodes, arable land, black belt, citrus belt, corn belt, cotton belt, countryside, dust bowl, farm belt, farm country, farmland, frontier, fruit belt, godforsaken place, grass roots, grassland, grazing region, highlands, jumping-off place, lowlands, meadows and pastures, moors, nowhere, outback, outer space, outpost, outskirts, plains, pole, prairies, province, provinces, rural district, rustic region, steppes, the Great Divide, the South Seas, the boondocks, the country, the moon, the soil, the sticks, the tullies, tobacco belt, uplands, veld, wheat belt, wide-open spaces, woodland, woods and fields, yokeldom
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