crabeater

[ krab-ee-ter ]
/ ˈkræbˌi tər /

noun

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

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Origin of crabeater

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

OTHER WORDS FROM crabeater

crabeating, noun, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for crabeater

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

    South!|Sir Ernest Shackleton