Complete Definition of "crab"

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English
Image:Liocarcinus vernalis.jpg|thumb|A crab

Pronunciation
enPR|krÄb, IPA|/kræb, SAMPA|/kr{b/
audio|en-us-crab.ogg|Audio (US)
:rhymes|æb

Etymology 1
ME. term|crabbe|langenm, from OE. term|crabba|langang.

Noun
en-noun

  1. A crustacean of the infraorder Brachyura, having five pairs of legs, the foremost of which are in the form of claws, and a carapace.
  2. A bad-tempered person.
  3. context|in plural crabs|informal An infestation of pubic lice.
  4. slang A playing card with the rank of three.

Derived terms
rel-top4|terms derived from "crab"
Alaska crab, Alaska king crab, Alaskan king crab
arrow crab
black crab
blue crab
blue swimmer crab
box-crab
catch a crab
Chinese crab
Chinese mitten crab
Christmas Island red crab
circular crab
coconut crab
come off crabs
crabbed
crabber
crabbery
crabbing
crabbish
crabby
crab cactus
crab canon, crab-canon
crab-catcher
crab-claw
crab-eater
crab-eating
rel-mid4
crab face, crab-face
crab-faced
crab-favored, crab-favoured
crab-farming
crab-fish
crab-grass, crabgrass
crab-harrow
crab-hole
crab-holed
crablet
crab-like, crablike
crabling
crab-lobster
crab louse, crab-louse
crab mentality
crabmeat
Crab Nebula
crabologist
crab-pot
crab-pot valve
crab rock
crab-roller
crab's claw
crab's eye, crab's-eye
crab-shell
crab-sidle
crab-snouted
rel-mid4
crab spider, crab-spider
crab-step
crab stick
crab-stone
crab-weed
crabwise
crab yaws
cut a crab
Dungeness crab
fiddler crab
flower crab
ghost crab
green crab
halloween crab
hard-shell crab
hermit crab
horseshoe crab
Jonah crab
king crab, king-crab
lady crab
land crab, land-crab
mangrove crab
mantis crab
masked crab
mole crab
mud crab
nobody-crab
rel-mid4
oyster crab
palm crab
pea crab, pea-crab
porcelain crab
purse crab
racing crab
river crab
robber-crab
rock crab
sand crab
sea-crab
sentinel crab
shame-faced crab
shore crab, shore-crab
soft-shell crab
soldier crab, soldier-crab
spider crab, spider-crab
stilt crab
stone crab
strawberry crab
Tasmanian giant crab
thumbnail crab
tree crab
turn out crabs
velvet crab
white crab
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Related terms
craber<!--sic-->
crabier<!--sic-->
crabite
crab-skuit
panier de crabes

Translations
trans-top|crustacean
Albanian: gaforre f
Bosnian: rak#Bosnian|rak m
Catalan: cranc m
Chamorro: panglao
Chinese: èè¹ (pángxiè)
Croatian: rak#Croatian|rak m
Czech: krab#Czech|krab m
Dutch: krab m
Finnish: rapu
French: crabe m
Frisian: krab m
German: Krabbe f, Krebs m
Hebrew: סר××|סַרְ×Ö·× (sart'an) m
Hindi: à¤à¥à¤à¤¡à¤¼à¤¾ (kék.dÄ) m, à¤à¥à¤à¤à¤¡à¤¼à¤¾ (ké.nk.dÄ) m
Hungarian: rák
Italian: granchio m
Japanese: ã«ã (kani)
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Korean: ê² (ge)
Latin: cancer marinus m
Marathi: à¤à¥à¤à¤¡à¤¾ (khékdÄ)
Polish: krab m
Portuguese: caranguejo m, siri m
Romanian: rac m
Russian: кÑаб (krab) m
Scots: partan
Serbian:
:Cyrillic: Ñак#Serbian|Ñак m
:Roman: rak#Serbian|rak m
Slovene: rakovica f
Spanish: cangrejo m, jaiba f
Tagalog: alimango
Turkish: yengeç
Urdu: URchar|Ú©ÛÚ©Úا (kik.dÄ), URchar|Ú¯Ûگٹا (gig.tÄ)
Vietnamese: cua
Welsh: cranc g|Welsh
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trans-top|bad-tempered person
trans-mid
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trans-top|pubic lice
French: morpions m|p
trans-mid
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Verb
en-verb|crabs|crabbing|crabbed

  1. intransitive To fish for crabs.
  2. intransitive To complain.
  3. intransitive (by analogy with the movement of a crab) Of an aircraft, such as a glider, to move sideways.
  4. transitive (by analogy with the movement of a crab) To navigate (an aircraft, e.g., a glider) sideways against an air current in order to maintain a straight-line course.
  5. context|obsolete In World War 1, 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.
  6. rare To back out of something.<!--transitive or intransitive?-->

Derived terms
crabber
crabbing

Etymology 2
Plausibly from Scandinavian, cognate with Swedish dialect scrabba

Noun
en-noun

  1. The crab apple or wild apple.
  2. The tree bearing crab apples, which has a dogbane-like bitter bark with medical use.

Synonyms
sense|crab apple crab apple
sense|tree crab apple

Derived terms
cherry crab
Chinese crab
crab apple, crab-apple, crabapple
crab-bat
crab-knob
crab-staff
crab-stick, crabstick<!--stick made with the wood of the crab tree-->
crab-stock
crab-tree
garland crab
Siberian crab

Verb
en-verb|crab|b|ed

  1. (obsolete) to irritate, make surly or sour
  2. to be ill-tempered
  3. (British dialect) to cudgel or beat, as with a crabstick

Etymology 3
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Noun
en-noun

  1. A tree (Carapa guianensis) of South America.

Derived terms
crab-nut
crab-oil
crab-tree
crab-wood

References
Weisenberg, Michael (2000) The Official Dictionary of Poker. MGI/Mike Caro University. ISBN 978-1880069523
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