crabber

[krab-er]

Origin of crabber

First recorded in 1840–50; crab1 + -er1
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Historical Examples of crabber

  • The crabber reached over and turned a switch, cutting his engine.

    The Flying Stingaree

    Harold Leland Goodwin

  • Rick could see the boat, but the angle was wrong for him to see the crabber at work.

    The Flying Stingaree

    Harold Leland Goodwin

  • The crabber was getting about one crab for every three baits.

    The Flying Stingaree

    Harold Leland Goodwin

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

    The Flying Stingaree

    Harold Leland Goodwin

  • The crabber approached the can, then flipped the line off the roller.

    The Flying Stingaree

    Harold Leland Goodwin


British Dictionary definitions for crabber

crabber

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