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crab·stick 1

A long, slender loaf of white surimi colored red on the outside to resemble a piece of crabmeat.

crab·stick 2

A stick or cudgel made of crabapple wood, especially when used as an instrument of punishment.
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1. a stick, cane, or cudgel made of crab-apple wood
2. informal a bad-tempered person
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1. a cane or club made of wood of the crab tree.
2. Older Use. an ill-tempered person.
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