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      n   any of various globular soft-bodied crabs of the genus Pinnotheres and related genera that live commensally in the mantles of certain bivalves  
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crab          [1]  
1    any chiefly marine decapod crustacean of the genus Cancer and related genera (section Brachyura), having a broad flattened carapace covering the cephalothorax, beneath which is folded the abdomen. The first pair of limbs are modified as pincers  
   See also       fiddler crab       soft-shell crab       pea crab       oyster crab  
Related adj  
2    any of various similar or related arthropods, such as the hermit crab and horseshoe crab  
3       short for       crab louse  
4    a manoeuvre in which an aircraft flies slightly into the crosswind to compensate for drift  
5    a mechanical lifting device, esp. the travelling hoist of a gantry crane  
6      (Wrestling)      See       Boston crab  
7    catch a crab     (Rowing)   to make a stroke in which the oar either misses the water or digs too deeply, causing the rower to fall backwards  
      vb   , crabs, crabbing, crabbed  
8    intr   to hunt or catch crabs  
9    tr   to fly (an aircraft) slightly into a crosswind to compensate for drift  
10    intr     (Nautical)   to move forwards with a slight sideways motion, as to overcome an offsetting current  
11    intr   to move sideways,   (See also)        crabs  
     (Old English crabba; related to Old Norse krabbi, Old High German krebiz crab, Dutch krabben to scratch)  

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