[ krab-ee-ter ]

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

Origin of crabeater

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15; crab1 + eater

Other words from crabeater

  • crabeating, noun, adjective

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

How to use crabeater in a sentence

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

    South! | Sir Ernest Shackleton