(noun, verb)


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

Definition categories: animal, decapod

2. a quarrelsome grouch

Definition categories: person, churl, crank, crosspatch, grouch, grump

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

Similar word(s): cancer

Definition categories: person, individual, mortal, somebody, someone, soul

4. the fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22

Similar word(s): cancer

Definition categories: location

5. the edible flesh of any of various crabs

Similar word(s): crabmeat

Definition categories: food, shellfish

6. a louse that infests the pubic region of the human body

Definition categories: animal, louse

7. a stroke of the oar that either misses the water or digs too deeply

- he caught a crab and lost the race

Definition categories: act, row, rowing

Sentences with crab as a noun:

- Although crabs themselves are an easily treated inconvenience, the patient and his partner(s) clearly run major STD risks.


1. direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind

Definition categories: motion, channelise, channelize, direct, guide, head, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, steer

2. scurry sideways like a crab

Definition categories: motion, scamper, scurry, scuttle, skitter

3. fish for crab

Definition categories: competition, fish

4. complain

Similar word(s): beef, bellyache, gripe, grouse, holler, squawk

Definition categories: communication, complain, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch