a crab, especially an edible crab, that has not recently molted and has a hard shell.
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Origin of hard-shell crab
First recorded in 1900–05
Words nearby hard-shell crab
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British Dictionary definitions for hard-shell crab
a crab, esp of the edible species Cancer pagurus, that has not recently moulted and therefore has a hard shellCompare soft-shell crab
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