sand crab


any of several crabs that live on sandy beaches, as the ghost crab or mole crab.

Origin of sand crab

First recorded in 1835–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sand crab

  • This ape is very fond of shellfish, and there is a certain kind of sand-crab that suits his palate exactly.

  • Somewhere at her right pause suddenly and examine a sand-crab.

  • Some species move with great rapidity, notably the sand-crab, Ocypoda arenaria.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide|Augusta Foote Arnold

British Dictionary definitions for sand crab

sand crab


Australian another name for blue swimmer
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