having a sideways manner of moving, as a crab.

Origin of laterigrade

1750–60; lateri- (combining form of Latin latus, stem later-) side, flank (see -i-) + -grade Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for laterigrade

Historical Examples of laterigrade

  • Junior recognized in the creature before him one of the Laterigrade Legion, a well known character.

    Old Farm Fairies:

    Henry Christopher McCook

British Dictionary definitions for laterigrade



zoology (of some crabs) having a gait characterized by sideways movement
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