- Many families in the order Decapoda, class Malacostraca
- Without warning the stalks supporting the crab's beady black eyes shoot straight up at me.
- The torch picked out a tiny red hermit crab as it climbed laboriously across the top of a sponge.
- Scientists found male fiddler crabs often aid their neighbors when intruders threaten to move in.
- He reported that freshwater crab was a popular food among many tribes of northeastern region.
- Esther is with Betsy when she gets food poisoning from eating crab.
- The seasoning was an Old Bay seasoning which, I believe, usually goes with crab and other sea food.
- Phthirus pubis, family Pediculidae, order Anoplura
- The third species is the pubic louse, Phthirus pubis, commonly known as the crab louse.
- People can be infested with three types of lice: body lice, head lice and crab or pubic lice.
- I believe the first use of pubic wigs was in ancient Egypt as the only cure that they had at the time for crabs.
- So I get pregnant and get the crabs to boot.
- Three weeks later, he had a healthy dose of crabs.
- I never had one girl come down with an STD, not even crabs.
verb (crabs, crabbing, crabbed)Back to top
- I tried to escape, crabbing sideways in an effort to crawl away.
- Each time the aircraft is forced to crab into the wind the groundspeed is reduced.
- We set out to stage 6 with a car that was crabbing badly.
- At low speed, this system will let you crab the boat completely sideways.
- As opposed to crabbing into the wind on final, use aileron to lean the aircraft into the wind.
- I had to crab north and east to stay near the north road and to keep from being blown into the desert to the west.
- They used to go duck hunting and crabbing and fishing and that's how they survived and raised all the family.
- We went fishing, crabbing, and looked for the occasional pigeon and bat.
- We spent many happy days fishing and crabbing there.
Old English crabba, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch krabbe, and more distantly to Dutch kreeft and German Krebs; also to crab3.
catch a crab
- Rowing Make a faulty stroke in which the oar is under water too long or misses the water altogether.More example sentences
- Just strokes before the line, Great Britain's second crew caught a crab which slowed them down to a crawl.
- With less than 100 metres to go Great Britain had a slight lead in the first of two repechages when bow, Alison Mowbray, caught a crab.
- In a very unusual display at this level of rowing, Kucharski caught a crab with 200 metres to go pushing them further back.
- More example sentences
- A crabber from the Isle of Mann has landed a lorry load of live crabs for distribution to the UK.
- These untended traps and the ‘ghost fishing’ they produce cost commercial crabbers considerable potential income.
- Even hard-working crabbers lose the devices regularly.
- I snickered, and asked, ‘Did you at least manage to blast that old crab into smithereens?’
- The girl started scuttling backward, mindful of the fact that she probably looked like a crusty old crab.
verb (crabs, crabbing, crabbed)informal Back to top
- The city is crabbing today about clock management, and there was an onside kick late in the game.
- I have chattering and squealing, screeching and cooing, crabbing and carping.
- The President crabbed about the leak in his Monday press conference.
late 16th century (referring to hawks, meaning 'claw or fight each other'): from Low German krabben; related to crab1.