Definition of Crabwise

1. Adjective. (of movement) at an angle.

Exact synonyms: Sideways
Similar to: Oblique



Definition of Crabwise

1. Adjective. In the manner of a crab; sideways. ¹

2. Adjective. (figuratively) Incidental. ¹

3. Adverb. In the manner of a crab; sideways. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crabwise

1. sideways [adv] - See also: sideways

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crabwise

crabeaters
craber
crabers
crabfaced
crablet
crablike
crabmeat
crabmeats
crabronid
crabronids
crabstick
crabsticks
crabwise (current term)
cracid
crack-pipe
crack-pipes
crack-up
crack a book
crack a crib
crack a fat
crack a smile
crack addict
crack babies
crack baby
crack cocaine
crack down

Literary usage of Crabwise

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1. Practical Flying: Complete Course of Flying Instruction by William Gordon McMinnies, Henry Graeme Anderson (1918)
"In practising this, the pupil will notice that what really happens is that the drift, or crabwise motion, of the machine over the ground, due to the side ..."

2. A Motley by John Galsworthy (1910)
"So I went down the street crabwise. She knew I was going crabwise, she knew the position of the "bobby" at the corner, she knew everything all round her. ..."

3. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1883)
"... its apparent insolubility; and I have again and again made advances upon it, sideways, or crabwise, fresh from the contemplation of more normal types. ..."

4. A Parody Anthology by Carolyn Wells (1904)
"... Stayed featly at the galley's mounting-place, Where slowly these sad-faced landsmen went crabwise and evil-mouthed with discontent, Holding to sodden ..."

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