Crab Synonyms & Definitions

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• CrabDefinition & Meaning in English

  1. (a.) A cudgel made of the wood of the crab tree; a crabstick.
  2. (a.) A movable winch or windlass with powerful gearing, used with derricks, etc.
  3. (v. i.) To drift sidewise or to leeward, as a vessel.
  4. (a.) A claw for anchoring a portable machine.
  5. (a.) A form of windlass, or geared capstan, for hauling ships into dock, etc.
  6. (n.) 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.
  7. (a.) Sour; rough; austere.
  8. (v. t.) To beat with a crabstick.
  9. (a.) A crab apple; -- so named from its harsh taste.
  10. (n.) The zodiacal constellation Cancer.
  11. (a.) A machine used in ropewalks to stretch the yarn.
  12. (v. t.) To make sour or morose; to embitter.

• CrabberDefinition & Meaning in English

  1. (n.) One who catches crabs.

• Crab-yawsDefinition & Meaning in English

  1. (n.) A disease in the West Indies. It is a kind of ulcer on the soles of the feet, with very hard edges. See Yaws.