[ krab-ing ]

  1. the activity or occupation of fishing for crabs.

  2. a finishing process for reducing shrinkage and creasing of woolens and worsteds by stretching the fabric on a rotating cylinder and immersing in hot or, sometimes, cold water.

  1. Aeronautics. the maneuver of heading partly into the wind to compensate for drift.

Origin of crabbing

First recorded in 1870–75; crab1 + -ing1

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

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