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crabeater

[krab-ee-ter]
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noun
  1. any of various animals that feed on crabs, as the cobia.

Origin of crabeater

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15; crab1 + eater
Related formscrab·eat·ing, noun, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • To-day two seals, a Weddell and a crabeater, came close to the camp and were shot.

    South!

    Sir Ernest Shackleton