crab NOUN 1) a marine crustacean, some kinds of which are edible, with a broad shell and five pairs of legs, the first of which are modified as pincers. 2) (crabs) informal an infestation of crab lice.
VERB 1) move sideways or obliquely. 2) fish for crabs.
catch a crab — Cf. ↑catch a crab
DERIVATIVES crabber noun crablike adjective & adverb.
ORIGIN Old English.

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