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Prawn vs. Crab

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Prawnnoun

A shrimp of the suborder Dendrobranchiata.

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.

Prawnnoun

(Commonwealth) A large shrimp

Crabnoun

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

Prawnnoun

(slang) A woman with a very toned body, but an unattractive face.

‘She's a prawn!’;

Crabnoun

A bad-tempered person.

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Prawnnoun

(Australia) A fool, an idiot.

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.’;

Prawnverb

(intransitive) To fish for prawns.

Crabnoun

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

Prawnnoun

Any one of numerous species of large shrimplike Crustacea having slender legs and long antennæ. They mostly belong to the genera Pandalus, Palæmon, Palæmonetes, and Peneus, and are much used as food. The common English prawn is Palæmon serratus.

Crabnoun

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

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Prawnnoun

any of various edible decapod crustaceans

Crabnoun

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

Prawnnoun

shrimp-like decapod crustacean having two pairs of pincers; most are edible

Crabnoun

The crab apple or wild apple.

Prawnverb

fish for prawns

Crabnoun

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

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Prawn

Prawn is a common name for small aquatic crustaceans with an exoskeleton and ten legs (which is a member of the order decapoda), some of which can be eaten.The term is used particularly in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Commonwealth nations, for large swimming crustaceans or shrimp, especially those with commercial significance in the fishing industry. Shrimp that are present in this category often belong to the suborder Dendrobranchiata.

‘prawn’;

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.

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.

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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