crabstick

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crab·​stick | \ ˈkrab-ˌstik How to pronounce crabstick (audio) \

Definition of crabstick

1 : a stick, cane, or cudgel of crab apple tree wood
2 : a crabbed ill-natured person

First Known Use of crabstick

1636, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Crabstick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crabstick. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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