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rock crab

noun
1.
any of several crabs that live along rocky beaches, especially those of the genus Cancer, as C. irroratus, of the eastern coast of North America, having the rear legs modified for running.
Origin of rock crab
1830-1840
An Americanism dating back to 1830-40
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