What does the word alpenstock mean?

Usage examples for alpenstock

  1. He put the belt of his knapsack over his shoulder, and took his alpenstock in his hand. – Rollo in Switzerland by Jacob Abbott
  2. Unless shod with an iron point it can scarcely be termed an alpenstock, and the nature of the point is of some importance. – The Ascent of the Matterhorn by Edward Whymper
  3. Sandy was used to " talking on his feet;" and he stood in an easy posture, tossing his light reddish hair back from his broad forehead, and with one hand resting lightly on the alpenstock he had been carving for Blue Bonnet. – Blue Bonnet's Ranch Party by C. E. Jacobs Edyth Ellerbeck Read