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meaning: pole, bar, club

棒立ち == boudachi == (noun) standing upright, standing bolt upright, rearing
ぶっきら棒 == bukkirabou == (noun which can take な to act as an adjective) curt, blunt, brusque

Left radical is 'tree' (木). Right radical is 'offer up' (奉), being used phonetically to express 'staff', and in its literal meaning of 'hold something in both hands'. Thus, this character means 'wooden staff held in both hands'. Henshall suggests taking the right radical as 'big' (大), 'two' (二), and the bottom portion as a 'club with nails through it', and as a mnemonic: 'Two big wooden clubs with nails through.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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