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  Definition of crab
  1. a stroke of the oar that either misses the water or digs too deeply; "he caught a crab and lost the race"
  2. decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers
  3. infests the pubic region of the human body
  4. the edible flesh of any of various crabs
  5. the fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22
  6. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer
  7. a quarrelsome grouch
  8. complain; "What was he hollering about?"
  9. fish for crab
  10. scurry sideways like a crab
  11. direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind
Similar Words: crab louse, pubic louse, Phthirius pubis, crabmeat, Cancer, Cancer the Crab, Crab, crabby person, gripe, grouse, beef, squawk, bellyache, holler

 

Hyponyms: stone crab, Menippe mercenaria, hard-shell crab, soft-shell crab, soft-shelled crab, Dungeness crab, Cancer magister, rock crab, Cancer irroratus, Jonah crab, Cancer borealis, swimming crab, fiddler crab, pea crab, king crab, Alaska crab, Alaskan king crab, Alaska king crab, Paralithodes camtschatica, spider crab, blue crab, crab legs, Japanese crab

 

Part Meronyms: crab cocktail

 

Member Meronyms: Brachyura, suborder Brachyura, Phthirius, genus Phthirius, Phthirus, genus Phthirus

 

Derivational Morphology: gripe, grouse, beef, squawk, bellyache, holler, whiner, complainer, moaner, sniveller, crybaby, bellyacher, grumbler, squawker, kick, bitch, crabby person, crabmeat

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: gaforre   Bosnian: rak  
Catalan: cranc   Chinese: 螃蟹  
Croatian: rak   Dutch: krab  
Finnish: rapu   French: crabe  
Frisian: krab   Galician: cangrexo  
German: Krabbe   Hebrew: סרטן  
Hindi: केकड़ा   Hungarian: rák  
Italian: granchio   Japanese: カニ  
Korean:   Latin: cancer marinus  
Polish: krab   Portuguese: caranguejo  
Romanian: rac   Russian: краб  
Slovene: rakovica   Spanish: cangrejo  
Tagalog: alimango   Turkish: yengeç  
Vietnamese: cua   Welsh: cranc  
 
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