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Noun: crab  krab
  1. Decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers
     
  2. The edible flesh of any of various crabs
    - crabmeat
     
  3. A louse that infests the pubic region of the human body
    - crab louse, pubic louse, Phthirius pubis
     
  4. A stroke of the oar that either misses the water or digs too deeply
    "he caught a crab and lost the race"
     
  5. A quarrelsome grouch
    - crabby person
Verb: crab (crabbed,crabbing)  krab
  1. Scurry sideways like a crab
     
  2. Fish for crab
     
  3. [informal] Complain
    "What was he crabbing about?";
    - gripe, bitch [informal], grouse, beef [informal], squawk, bellyache [informal], holler [informal]
     
  4. (air travel) direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind
Noun: Crab
  1. The fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22
    - Cancer, Cancer the Crab
     
  2. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer
    - Cancer

Derived forms: crabbed, crabs, crabbing

Type of: channelise [Brit], channelize, churl, complain, crank, crosspatch, decapod, decapod crustacean, direct, fish, grouch, grump, guide, head, house, individual, kick [informal], kvetch [N. Amer, informal], louse, maneuver [US], manoeuver [non-standard], manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn], mansion, moan, mortal, person, plain [archaic], planetary house, point, rowing, scamper, scurry, scutter [Brit], scuttle, shellfish, sign, sign of the zodiac, skitter, somebody, someone, soul, sound off, star sign, steer, sucking louse

Part of: Brachyura, crab cocktail, genus Phthirius, genus Phthirus, Phthirius, Phthirus, suborder Brachyura

Encyclopedia: Crab, Virginia