Associations to the word «Crab»
CRAB, noun. A crustacean of the infraorder Brachyura, having five pairs of legs, the foremost of which are in the form of claws, and a carapace.
CRAB, noun. A bad-tempered person.
CRAB, noun. (in plural crabs) (informal) An infestation of pubic lice (Pthirus pubis).
CRAB, noun. (slang) A playing card with the rank of three.
CRAB, noun. (rowing) A position in rowing where the oar is pushed under the rigger by the force of the water.
CRAB, noun. A defect in an outwardly normal object that may render it inconvenient and troublesome to use.
CRAB, verb. (intransitive) To fish for crabs.
CRAB, verb. (transitive) (US) (slang) To ruin.
CRAB, verb. (intransitive) To complain.
CRAB, verb. (intransitive) (nautical) (aviation) To drift sideways or to leeward (by analogy with the movement of a crab).
CRAB, verb. (transitive) To navigate (an aircraft, e.g. a glider) sideways against an air current in order to maintain a straight-line course.
CRAB, verb. (obsolete) (World War I), to fly slightly off the straight-line course towards an enemy aircraft, as the machine guns on early aircraft did not allow firing through the propeller disk.
CRAB, verb. (rare) To back out of something.
CRAB, noun. The crab apple or wild apple.
CRAB, noun. The tree bearing crab apples, which has a dogbane-like bitter bark with medical use.
CRAB, noun. A cudgel made of the wood of the crab tree; a crabstick.
CRAB, noun. A movable winch or windlass with powerful gearing, used with derricks, etc.
CRAB, noun. A form of windlass, or geared capstan, for hauling ships into dock, etc.
CRAB, noun. A machine used in ropewalks to stretch the yarn.
CRAB, noun. A claw for anchoring a portable machine.
CRAB, verb. (obsolete) To irritate, make surly or sour
CRAB, verb. To be ill-tempered; to complain or find fault.
CRAB, verb. (British dialect) To cudgel or beat, as with a crabstick
CRAB, noun. The tree species Carapa guianensis, native of South America.
CRAB, noun. Short for carabiner.
CRAB APPLE, noun. Alternative spelling of crabapple
CRAB BOIL, noun. (uncountable) a spice mixture that is used to flavor the water in which crabs or other shellfish are boiled
CRAB BOIL, noun. A social event in which boiled crabs are featured
CRAB BOILS, noun. Plural of crab boil
CRAB BURGER, noun. A burger with crab meat inside of it
CRAB BURGERS, noun. Plural of crab burger
CRAB CAKE, noun. A type of fishcake popular in the United States composed of crab meat and various other ingredients such as bread crumbs, milk, mayonnaise, eggs and seasonings.
CRAB CAKES, noun. Plural of crab cake
CRAB CANON, noun. (music) A contrapuntal composition in which one melody is superimposed on the same melody in reverse
CRAB CANONS, noun. Plural of crab canon
CRAB LICE, noun. Plural of crab louse
CRAB LOUSE, noun. A parasitic insect, Pthirus pubis, that lives amongst the pubic hairs of humans and feeds on blood.
CRAB MENTALITY, noun. (idiomatic) A way of thinking best described by the phrase "if I can't have it, neither can you." The metaphor refers to a pot of crabs in which one tries to escape over the side, but is relentlessly pulled down by the others in the pot.
CRAB PLOVER, noun. Dromas ardeola, the sole species of bird in the family Dromadidae
CRAB PUFF, noun. A ball of crab meat deep-fried in batter.
CRAB PUFFS, noun. Plural of crab puff
CRAB RANGOON, noun. A deep-fried dumpling in American Chinese cuisine, stuffed with cream cheese, crab meat, and scallions and/or garlic.
CRAB RANGOONS, noun. Plural of crab rangoon
CRAB SPIDER, noun. Any species of the family Thomisidae, spiders that hunt in flowers.
CRAB SPIDERS, noun. Plural of crab spider
CRAB TREE, noun. A tree that bears wild apples.
CRAB YAWS, noun. A disease in the West Indies; a kind of ulcer on the soles of the feet, with very hard edges.
CRAB, noun. Decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers.
CRAB, noun. A quarrelsome grouch.
CRAB, noun. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer.
CRAB, noun. The fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22.
CRAB, noun. The edible flesh of any of various crabs.
CRAB, noun. A louse that infests the pubic region of the human body.
CRAB, noun. A stroke of the oar that either misses the water or digs too deeply; "he caught a crab and lost the race".
CRAB, verb. Direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind.
CRAB, verb. Scurry sideways like a crab.
CRAB, verb. Fish for crab.
CRAB, verb. Complain; "What was he hollering about?".
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