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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

crabkræb(n.; v.)crabbed, crab•bing.

  1. (n.)any decapod crustacean of the suborder Brachyura, having a wide and flattened body, with a small abdomen folded under the thorax.

    Category: Invertebrates

  2. any of various crablike arthropods, as the horseshoe crab.

    Category: Invertebrates

  3. (cap.)

    Category: Astronomy

    Ref: cancer (def. 3). 3

  4. (cap.) the CrabNebula.

    Category: Astronomy

  5. a mechanical contrivance for hoisting or pulling heavy weights.

  6. a maneuver in which an aircraft is headed partly into the wind to compensate for drift.

    Category: Aeronautics

  7. Category: Entomology

    Ref: crab louse.

  8. crabs,

    Ref: pediculosis .

  9. (v.i.)to fish for crabs.

  10. to move sideways with short bursts of speed; scuttle.

  11. (of an aircraft) to head partly into the wind to compensate for drift.

    Category: Aeronautics

  12. (v.t.)to move (a vehicle or object) sideways or obliquely, esp. with short, abrupt movements.

  13. to head (an aircraft) partly into the wind to compensate for drift.

    Category: Aeronautics

Origin of crab:

bef. 1000; ME crabbe, OE crabba, c. MLG, MD krabbe, ON krabbi; akin to OS krebit, OHG chrebiz

crab′like`(adj.)

crabkræb(n.)

  1. a crab apple fruit or tree.

    Category: Plants

Origin of crab:

1300–50; orig. uncert.

crabkræb(n.; v.)crabbed, crab•bing.

  1. (n.)an ill-tempered person.

  2. (v.i.)to find fault; complain.

  3. (v.t.)to make ill-tempered.

  4. to find fault with.

  5. to spoil; ruin.

Origin of crab:

1350–1400; ME; back formation from crabbed

crab′ber(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. crab(noun)

    decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers

  2. crab, crabby person(noun)

    a quarrelsome grouch

  3. Cancer, Crab(noun)

    (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer

  4. Cancer, Cancer the Crab, Crab(noun)

    the fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22

  5. crab, crabmeat(noun)

    the edible flesh of any of various crabs

  6. crab louse, pubic louse, crab, Phthirius pubis(noun)

    a louse that infests the pubic region of the human body

  7. crab(verb)

    a stroke of the oar that either misses the water or digs too deeply

    "he caught a crab and lost the race"

  8. crab(verb)

    direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind

  9. crab(verb)

    scurry sideways like a crab

  10. crab(verb)

    fish for crab

  11. gripe, bitch, grouse, crab, beef, squawk, bellyache, holler(verb)

    complain

    "What was he hollering about?"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. crab(noun)æb

    a sea creature with a shell that walks sideways, or its meat

    We had crab for dinner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crab(noun)

    one of the brachyuran Crustacea. They are mostly marine, and usually have a broad, short body, covered with a strong shell or carapace. The abdomen is small and curled up beneath the body

  2. Crab(noun)

    the zodiacal constellation Cancer

  3. Crab(adj)

    a crab apple; -- so named from its harsh taste

  4. Crab(adj)

    a cudgel made of the wood of the crab tree; a crabstick

  5. Crab(adj)

    a movable winch or windlass with powerful gearing, used with derricks, etc

  6. Crab(adj)

    a form of windlass, or geared capstan, for hauling ships into dock, etc

  7. Crab(adj)

    a machine used in ropewalks to stretch the yarn

  8. Crab(adj)

    a claw for anchoring a portable machine

  9. Crab(verb)

    to make sour or morose; to embitter

  10. Crab(verb)

    to beat with a crabstick

  11. Crab(verb)

    to drift sidewise or to leeward, as a vessel

  12. Crab(adj)

    sour; rough; austere

Freebase

  1. Crab

    Crabs are decapod crustaceans living in any of the world's oceans, in fresh water, or on land, generally covered with a thick exoskeleton and armed with a single pair of claws. True crabs belong to the infraorder Brachyura, which typically have a very short projecting "tail", or where the reduced abdomen is entirely hidden under the thorax. Many other animals with similar names – such as hermit crabs, king crabs, porcelain crabs, horseshoe crabs and crab lice – are not true crabs.


Translations for CRAB

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

crab(noun)

an edible sea animal with a shell and five pairs of legs, the first pair having claws.

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