Meaning of 'crab'

Find the meaning of the word ‘crab’

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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

Synonyms: crabmeat


a quarrelsome grouch


to complain

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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