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Crablet vs. Crab

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Crabletnoun

A young crab.

Crabnoun

A crustacean of the infraorder Brachyura, having five pairs of legs, the foremost of which are in the form of claws, and a carapace.

Crabnoun

(uncountable) The meat of this crustacean, served as food; crabmeat

Crabnoun

A bad-tempered person.

Crabnoun

An infestation of pubic lice (Pthirus pubis).

‘Although crabs themselves are an easily treated inconvenience, the patient and his partner(s) clearly run major STD risks.’;

Crabnoun

(slang) A playing card with the rank of three.

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Crabnoun

(rowing) A position in rowing where the oar is pushed under the rigger by the force of the water.

Crabnoun

A defect in an outwardly normal object that may render it inconvenient and troublesome to use.

Crabnoun

The crab apple or wild apple.

Crabnoun

The tree bearing crab apples, which has a dogbane-like bitter bark with medical use.

Crabnoun

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

Crabnoun

A movable winch or windlass with powerful gearing, used with derricks, etc.

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Crabnoun

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

Crabnoun

A machine used in ropewalks to stretch the yarn.

Crabnoun

A claw for anchoring a portable machine.

Crabnoun

The tree species Carapa guianensis, native of South America.

Crabnoun

Short for carabiner.

Crabverb

(intransitive) To fish for crabs.

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Crabverb

To ruin.

Crabverb

(intransitive) To complain.

Crabverb

(intransitive) To drift or move sideways or to leeward by analogy with the movement of a crab.

Crabverb

(transitive) To navigate (an aircraft, e.g. a glider) sideways against an air current in order to maintain a straight-line course.

Crabverb

, to fly slightly off the straight-line course towards an enemy aircraft, as the machine guns on early aircraft did not allow firing through the propeller disk.

Crabverb

(rare) To back out of something.

Crabverb

(obsolete) To irritate, make surly or sour

Crabverb

To be ill-tempered; to complain or find fault.

Crabverb

(British dialect) To cudgel or beat, as with a crabstick

Crabnoun

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.

Crabnoun

The zodiacal constellation Cancer.

Crabnoun

A crab apple; - so named from its harsh taste.

‘When roasted crabs hiss in the bowl,Then nightly sings the staring owl.’;

Crabnoun

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

Crabnoun

A movable winch or windlass with powerful gearing, used with derricks, etc.

Crabverb

To make sour or morose; to embitter.

‘Sickness sours or crabs our nature.’;

Crabverb

To beat with a crabstick.

Crabverb

To drift sidewise or to leeward, as a vessel.

Crabadjective

Sour; rough; austere.

‘The crab vintage of the neighb'ring coast.’;

Crabnoun

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

Crabnoun

a quarrelsome grouch

Crabnoun

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

Crabnoun

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

Crabnoun

the edible flesh of any of various crabs

Crabnoun

infests the pubic region of the human body

Crabnoun

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

‘he caught a crab and lost the race’;

Crabverb

direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind

Crabverb

scurry sideways like a crab

Crabverb

fish for crab

Crabverb

complain;

‘What was he hollering about?’;

Crab

Crabs are decapod crustaceans of the infraorder Brachyura, which typically have a very short projecting (abdomen) (Greek: βραχύς, romanized: brachys = short, οὐρά / οura = tail), usually hidden entirely under the thorax. They live in all the world's oceans, in fresh water, and on land, are generally covered with a thick exoskeleton, and have a single pair of pincers.

‘tail’;

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