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  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)


    "What was he hollering about?"

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  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

  13. Origin: [Prob. from the same root as crab, n.]

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  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.

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