Definition of Crab

1. Verb. Direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind.

Category relationships: Air, Air Travel, Aviation
Generic synonyms: Channelise, Channelize, Direct, Guide, Head, Maneuver, Manoeuver, Manoeuvre, Point, Steer

2. Noun. Decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers.

3. Verb. Scurry sideways like a crab.
Generic synonyms: Scamper, Scurry, Scuttle, Skitter

4. Noun. A quarrelsome grouch.
Exact synonyms: Crabby Person
Generic synonyms: Churl, Crank, Crosspatch, Grouch, Grump
Derivative terms: Crabby

5. Verb. Fish for crab. "In the summer they like to go out and crab"
Generic synonyms: Fish

6. Noun. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer.
Exact synonyms: Cancer
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Category relationships: Astrology, Star Divination

7. Verb. Complain. ; "What was he hollering about?"
Exact synonyms: Beef, Bellyache, Bitch, Gripe, Grouse, Holler, Squawk
Generic synonyms: Complain, Kick, Kvetch, Plain, Quetch, Sound Off
Derivative terms: Beef, Bellyacher, Gripe, Squawk, Squawker

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

9. Noun. The edible flesh of any of various crabs.

10. Noun. A louse that infests the pubic region of the human body.
Exact synonyms: Crab Louse, Phthirius Pubis, Pubic Louse
Generic synonyms: Louse, Sucking Louse
Group relationships: Genus Phthirius, Genus Phthirus, Phthirius, Phthirus

11. Noun. A stroke of the oar that either misses the water or digs too deeply. "He caught a crab and lost the race"
Generic synonyms: Row, Rowing

Definition of Crab

1. n. One of the brachyuran Crustacea. They are mostly marine, and usually have a broad, short body, covered with a strong shell or carapace. The abdomen is small and curled up beneath the body.

2. v. t. To make sour or morose; to embitter.

3. v. i. To drift sidewise or to leeward, as a vessel.

4. a. Sour; rough; austere.

Definition of Crab

1. Noun. (zoology) A crustacean of the infraorder ''Brachyura'', having five pairs of legs, the foremost of which are in the form of claws, and a carapace. ¹

2. Noun. A bad-tempered person. ¹

3. Noun. (context: in plural '''crabs''' informal) An infestation of pubic lice. ¹

4. Noun. (slang) A playing card with the rank of three. ¹

5. Noun. Short for carabiner. ¹

6. Noun. (context: rowing) A position in rowing where the oar is pushed under the rigger by the force of the water. ¹

7. Noun. A defect in an outwardly normal object that may render it inconvenient and troublesome to use. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To fish for crabs. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive) To complain. ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive) (''by analogy with the movement of a crab'') To move sideways of an aircraft, such as a glider. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) (''by analogy with the movement of a crab'') To navigate (an aircraft, e.g. a glider) sideways against an air current in order to maintain a straight-line course. ¹

12. Verb. (obsolete) In World War 1, 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. ¹

13. Verb. (rare) To back out of something. ¹

14. Noun. The crab apple or wild apple. ¹

15. Noun. The tree bearing crab apples, which has a dogbane-like bitter bark with medical use. ¹

16. Verb. (obsolete) To irritate, make surly or sour ¹

17. Verb. To be ill-tempered; to complain or find fault. ¹

18. Verb. (British dialect) To cudgel or beat, as with a crabstick ¹

19. Noun. The tree species Carapa guianensis, native of South America. ¹

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Definition of Crab

1. to complain [v CRABBED, CRABBING, CRABS] - See also: complain

Medical Definition of Crab

1. 1. A crustacean, many varieties of which are edible. 2. An insect, the crab louse, Pthirus pubis. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Crab

cpg-rich island
cpg islands
crab-eating dog
crab-eating fox
crab-eating macaque
crab-eating opossum
crab-eating raccoon
crab-eating seal
crab Louis
crab apple
crab boil
crab boils
crab burger
crab burgers

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