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crabber

[krab-er] /ˈkræb ər/
noun
1.
a person who catches crabs.
2.
a boat used in catching crabs.
Origin of crabber
1840-1850
1840-50; crab1 + er1
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  • The crabber took out a blackened, much-used pipe and stoked it.

    The Flying Stingaree Harold Leland Goodwin
  • The crabber approached the can, then flipped the line off the roller.

    The Flying Stingaree Harold Leland Goodwin
  • The crabber reached over and turned a switch, cutting his engine.

    The Flying Stingaree Harold Leland Goodwin
  • The crabber was getting about one crab for every three baits.

    The Flying Stingaree Harold Leland Goodwin
  • This threat brought the argument to a conclusion; the crabber, according to seaman's custom, shared his catch with us.

  • Scotty went into the cabin and left Rick watching the crabber.

    The Flying Stingaree Harold Leland Goodwin
  • Consequently when we came in sight of the crabber we signalled for our share of his catch.

  • The crabber approached on the leg of his journey closest to the boat.

    The Flying Stingaree Harold Leland Goodwin
  • Formerly every property had its crabber, whose duty it was to provide crabs for the house.

    Jamaican Song and Story Walter Jekyll
British Dictionary definitions for crabber

crabber

/ˈkræbə/
noun
1.
a crab fisherman
2.
a boat used for crab-fishing
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