crabstick

crabstick

[krab-stik]
noun
1.
a stick, cane, or club made of wood, especially of the crab tree.
2.
an ill-tempered, grouchy person; crosspatch.

Origin:
1695–1705; crab2 + stick1

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crabstick (ˈkræbˌstɪk)
 
n
1.  a stick, cane, or cudgel made of crab-apple wood
2.  informal a bad-tempered person

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