A relatively thin length of yeast bread that's typically crisp, though some bread sticks are soft. The length can vary from short 3-inch cocktail sticks to those almost 12 inches long. The circumference of bread sticks generally ranges between ½ and 1 inch.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.