catch a crab Rowing


catch a crab Rowing
catch a crab Rowing
make a faulty stroke.
crab

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  • catch a crab — ► catch a crab Rowing make a faulty stroke in which the oar is jammed under the water or misses the water completely. Main Entry: ↑crab …   English terms dictionary

  • catch a crab — phrasal 1. : to fail to raise the oar clear of the water on the recovery 2. : to miss the water completely when making a stroke with an oar * * * catch a crab (rowing) To sink the oar too deeply (or not enough) in the water and fall back in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • crab — crab1 [krab] n. [ME crabbe < OE crabba < IE base * grebh , *gerebh , to scratch: see GRAPHIC] 1. any of various decapods with four pairs of legs, one pair of pincers, a flattish shell, and a short, broad abdomen folded under its thorax 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • Crab — 1. n. 1 a any of numerous ten footed crustaceans having the first pair of legs modified as pincers. b the flesh of a crab, esp. Cancer pagurus, as food. 2 (the Crab) the zodiacal sign or constellation Cancer. 3 (in full crab louse) (often in pl.) …   Useful english dictionary

  • crab — 1. n. 1 a any of numerous ten footed crustaceans having the first pair of legs modified as pincers. b the flesh of a crab, esp. Cancer pagurus, as food. 2 (the Crab) the zodiacal sign or constellation Cancer. 3 (in full crab louse) (often in pl.) …   Useful english dictionary

  • crab — I. /kræb / (say krab) noun 1. any of the stalk eyed decapod crustaceans constituting the suborder Brachyura (true crabs) having a short, broad, more or less flattened body, the abdomen or so called tail being small and folded under the thorax. 2 …   Australian English dictionary

  • crab — crab1 noun 1》 a crustacean, found chiefly on seashores, with a broad carapace, stalked eyes, and five pairs of legs, the first of which are modified as pincers. [Order Decapoda: many species.] 2》 (crabs) informal an infestation of crab lice. 3》 a …   English new terms dictionary

  • crab — crab1 crablike, adj. /krab/, n., v., crabbed, crabbing. n. 1. any decapod crustacean of the suborder Brachyura, having the eyes on short stalks and a short, broad, more or less flattened body, the abdomen being small and folded under the thorax.… …   Universalium

  • catch — catchable, adj. /kach/, v., caught, catching, n., adj. v.t. 1. to seize or capture, esp. after pursuit: to catch a criminal; to catch a runaway horse. 2. to trap or ensnare: to catch a fish. 3. to intercept and seize; take and hold (something… …   Universalium

  • Glossary of rowing terms — In competitive rowing, the following specialized terms are important in the corresponding aspects of the sport: Boat Classes In competitive rowing events, abbreviations are used for different boat classes.;Weight: *L or Lt:Lightweight rowing *If… …   Wikipedia


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