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Dictionary definition for: Crab

1. (n) decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers

2. (v) direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind

3. (n) a quarrelsome grouch

4. (v) scurry sideways like a crab

5. (n) (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer

6. (v) fish for crab

7. (n) the fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22

8. (v) complain; "What was he hollering about?"

9. (n) the edible flesh of any of various crabs

10. (n) infests the pubic region of the human body

11. (n) a stroke of the oar that either misses the water or digs too deeply; "he caught a crab and lost the race"

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