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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of various ten-legged marine crustaceans, having broad, flat bodies, eyes on short stalks, and strong pincers on the front legs. The meat of some kinds of crabs is commonly eaten by humans.
Many crabs dotted the rocky beach.
definition 2: the meat of this animal eaten as food.
The sandwich contained crab mixed with mayonnaise.
definition 3: any of various other crustaceans resembling a true crab, such as a hermit or horseshoe crab.
definition 4: a mechanical contrivance for lifting or hauling heavy objects.
definition 5: a crab louse.
definition 6: (pl.) infestation with crab lice.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: crabs, crabbing, crabbed
definition 1: to hunt and catch crabs.
definition 2: to move sidewise or diagonally, as a crab.
The rowboat crabbed as we towed it across the current.
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