any of various animals that feed on crabs, as the cobia.

Origin of crabeater

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15; crab1 + eater
Related formscrab·eat·ing, noun, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for crabeater

Historical Examples of crabeater

  • To-day two seals, a Weddell and a crabeater, came close to the camp and were shot.


    Sir Ernest Shackleton