- a disagreeable old person. Name of a wild and sour fruit.
- “to catch a CRAB,” to fall backwards by missing a stroke in rowing. From the crab-like or sprawling appearance of the man when in the bottom of the boat.
- to offend, or insult; to expose or defeat a robbery, to inform against. CRAB, in the sense of “to offend,” is _Old English_. “If I think one thing and speak another, I will both CRAB Christ and our Ladie His mother.” _Packman’s Paternoster._
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