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sand crab

  1. 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
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Examples from the Web for sand crab

Historical Examples

  • 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

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

British Dictionary definitions for sand crab

sand crab

  1. Australian another name for blue swimmer
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