Synonyms of crab


1. crab, decapod crustacean, decapod

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

2. crab, crabby person, grouch, grump, crank, churl, crosspatch

usage: a quarrelsome grouch

3. Cancer, Crab, person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul

usage: (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer

4. Cancer, Cancer the Crab, Crab

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

5. crab, crabmeat, shellfish

usage: the edible flesh of any of various crabs

6. crab louse, pubic louse, crab, Phthirius pubis, louse, sucking louse

usage: a louse that infests the pubic region of the human body

7. crab, rowing, row

usage: a stroke of the oar that either misses the water or digs too deeply; "he caught a crab and lost the race"


1. crab, steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise

usage: direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind

2. crab, scurry, scamper, skitter, scuttle

usage: scurry sideways like a crab

3. crab, fish

usage: fish for crab

4. gripe, bitch, grouse, crab, beef, squawk, bellyache, holler, complain, kick, plain, sound off, quetch, kvetch

usage: complain; "What was he hollering about?"

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Definition and meaning of crab (Dictionary)