any of several crabs that live on sandy beaches, as the ghost crab or mole crab.
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Origin of sand crab
First recorded in 1835–45
Words nearby sand crab
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Example sentences 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.The Little Gleaner, Vol. X.|Various
Somewhere at her right pause suddenly and examine a sand-crab.Seductio Ad Absurdum|Emily Hahn
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
Australian another name for blue swimmer
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