[ kee-luh-ped, kel-uh- ]

  1. (in decapod crustaceans) either of the pair of appendages bearing a chela.

Origin of cheliped

First recorded in 1865–70; cheli- + -ped

Words Nearby cheliped Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use cheliped in a sentence

  • It can be distinguished by its land-roaming habits, its large left cheliped, very stout walking-legs, and compressed eye-stalks.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide | Augusta Foote Arnold