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Definition 1: a stroke of the oar that either misses the water or digs too deeply - [noun denoting act]

Samples where crab or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he caught a crab and lost the race

(crab is a kind of ...) the act of rowing as a sport

Definition 2: decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers - [noun denoting animal]

(crab is a kind of ...) crustaceans characteristically having five pairs of locomotor appendages each joined to a segment of the thorax

(... is a kind of crab ) large edible crab of northern Pacific waters especially along the coasts of Alaska and Japan

(... is a kind of crab ) tiny soft-bodied crab living commensally in the mantles of certain bivalve mollusks

(... is a kind of crab ) burrowing crab of American coastal regions having one claw much enlarged in the male

(... is a kind of crab ) marine crab with some legs flattened and fringed for swimming

(... is a kind of crab ) large red deep-water crab of the eastern coast of North America

(... is a kind of crab ) crab of eastern coast of North America

(... is a kind of crab ) small edible crab of Pacific coast of North America

(... is a kind of crab ) edible crab that has recently molted and not yet formed its new shell

(... is a kind of crab ) edible crab that has not recently molted and so has a hard shell

(... is a kind of crab ) large edible crab of the southern coast of the United States (particularly Florida)

(... is a kind of crab ) any of numerous crabs with very long legs and small triangular bodies

(... is a member of crab) an order of crustaceans (including true crabs) having a reduced abdomen folded against the ventral surface

Definition 3: a louse that infests the pubic region of the human body - [noun denoting animal]

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(crab is a kind of ...) wingless usually flattened bloodsucking insect parasitic on warm-blooded animals

(... is a member of crab) true lice: crab lice

Definition 4: the edible flesh of any of various crabs - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for crab in the sense of this definition

(crab is a kind of ...) meat of edible aquatic invertebrate with a shell (especially a mollusk or crustacean)

(... is a kind of crab ) Atlantic crab; most common source of fresh crabmeat

(... is a kind of crab ) legs of especially Alaska king crabs

(... is a kind of crab ) freshly molted crab with new shell still tender and flexible

(... is a kind of crab ) crabmeat usually canned; from Japan

(... is a kind of crab ) meat of large cold-water crab; mainly leg meat

(... is a kind of crab ) flesh of Cancer magister (Dungeness crab)

(... is a kind of crab ) pale flesh with delicate texture and flavor; found in Florida but now very rare

(... is part of crab) a cocktail of cold cooked crabmeat and a sauce

Definition 5: the fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22 - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for crab in the sense of this definition

(crab is an instance of ...) (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided

Definition 6: a quarrelsome grouch - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for crab in the sense of this definition

(crab is a kind of ...) a bad-tempered person

Definition 7: (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for crab in the sense of this definition

(crab is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(crab belongs to category ...) a pseudoscience claiming divination by the positions of the planets and sun and moon

Definition 8: complain - [verb of communication]

Samples where crab or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • What was he hollering about?

Synonyms for crab in the sense of this definition

(crab is a kind of ...) express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness

"My mother complains all day" "She has a lot to kick about"

Definition 9: fish for crab - [verb of competition]

(crab is a kind of ...) catch or try to catch fish or shellfish

"I like to go fishing on weekends"

Definition 10: scurry sideways like a crab - [verb of motion]

(crab is a kind of ...) to move about or proceed hurriedly

"so terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to higher ground"

Definition 11: direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind - [verb of motion]

(crab is a kind of ...) direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

(crab belongs to category ...) travel via aircraft

"air travel involves too much waiting in airports" "if you've time to spare go by air"

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