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crabstick

[krab-stik] /ˈkræbˌstɪk/
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
1695-1705; crab2 + stick1
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British Dictionary definitions for crabstick

crabstick

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