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crabeater

[ krab-ee-ter ]
/ ˈkræbˌi tər /
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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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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
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