- any of several crabs that live on sandy beaches, as the ghost crab or mole crab.
Origin of sand crab
First recorded in 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for sand crab
Somewhere at her right pause suddenly and examine a sand-crab.Seductio Ad Absurdum
Some species move with great rapidity, notably the sand-crab, Ocypoda arenaria.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide
Augusta Foote Arnold
This ape is very fond of shellfish, and there is a certain kind of sand-crab that suits his palate exactly.The Little Gleaner, Vol. X.
- Australian another name for blue swimmer
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