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Meaning of ‘crab’
9 definitions found.
a stroke of the oar that either misses the water or digs too deeply
Example: "You caught a crab and lost the race."
decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers
a louse that infests the pubic region of the human body
Synonyms: crab louse pubic louse
the edible flesh of any of various crabs
a quarrelsome grouch
Example: "The children crabbed about the lack of comfortable seats."
Synonyms: grouse bitch beef holler gripe squawk bellyache
to fish for crab
Example: "I sat on the dock and crabbed for the whole afternoon."
to scurry sideways like a crab
Example: "We crabbed around in gym class."
to direct an aircraft into a crosswind
Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University
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