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  1. [noun] decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers

  2. [noun] a quarrelsome grouch
    Synonyms: by person

  3. [noun] (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer
    Synonyms: Cancer, Crab

  4. [noun] the fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22
    Synonyms: Cancer, Cancer the Crab, Crab

  5. [noun] the edible flesh of any of various crabs
    Synonyms: meat

  6. [noun] infests the pubic region of the human body
    Synonyms: louse, pubic louse, Phthirius pubis

  7. [noun] a stroke of the oar that either misses the water or digs too deeply; "he caught a crab and lost the race"

  8. [verb] direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind

  9. [verb] scurry sideways like a crab

  10. [verb] fish for crab

  11. [verb] complain; "What was he hollering about?"
    Synonyms: gripe, grouse, beef, squawk, bellyache, holler


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