Definition of Crablike

1. Adjective. Having some characteristics of a crab ¹



2. Adjective. Walking or moving sideways ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crablike

1. resembling a crab [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crablike

crabbit
crabburger
crabby
crabby person
crabcake
crabcakes
crabeater
crabeater seal
crabeaters
craber
crabers
crabfaced
crablet
crablike (current term)
crabmeat
crabmeats
crabronid
crabronids
crabstick
crabsticks
crabwise
cracid
crack-pipe
crack-pipes
crack-up
crack a book

Literary usage of Crablike

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1. Footnotes to Evolution: A Series of Popular Addresses on the Evolution of Life by David Starr Jordan, Edwin Grant Conklin, Frank Mace McFarland, James Perrin Smith (1898)
"In this way the descent of the inert barnacle from the active crablike forms is accounted for. In similar manner the degraded parasitic Sacculina is shown ..."

2. Memoirs of the Connecticut Academy of Arts & Sciences by Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, Yale University (1911)
"The crablike shape is thus rendered without lengthening the equatorial diameter of the interior in the direction of the large spines. ..."

3. The Story of the Fishes by George Robert Charles Herbert Pembroke, James Newton Baskett, George Henry Kingsley (1899)
"They can stay out on land for hours, can leap great distances by the front fins, thus seeking and pursuing a sort of crablike creature of which they are ..."

4. Footnotes to Evolution: A Series of Popular Addresses on the Evolution of Life by David Starr Jordan, Edwin Grant Conklin, Frank Mace McFarland, James Perrin Smith (1898)
"In this way the descent of the inert barnacle from the active crablike forms is accounted for. In similar manner the degraded parasitic Sacculina is shown ..."

5. Memoirs of the Connecticut Academy of Arts & Sciences by Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, Yale University (1911)
"The crablike shape is thus rendered without lengthening the equatorial diameter of the interior in the direction of the large spines. ..."

6. The Story of the Fishes by George Robert Charles Herbert Pembroke, James Newton Baskett, George Henry Kingsley (1899)
"They can stay out on land for hours, can leap great distances by the front fins, thus seeking and pursuing a sort of crablike creature of which they are ..."

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