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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



  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



  1. crabber(Noun)

    A person who catches crabs

  2. crabber(Noun)

    A boat used for catching crabs

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crabber(noun)

    one who catches crabs


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