crabbing

[ krab-ing ]
/ ˈkræb ɪŋ /

noun

the activity or occupation of fishing for crabs.
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.
Aeronautics. the maneuver of heading partly into the wind to compensate for drift.

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Origin of crabbing

First recorded in 1870–75; crab1 + -ing1
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