Definition of crablike in English:


adjective & adverb

  • See crab

    • ‘Rather than trying to hug the seafloor, crablike robots could punt along, relaxing and saving the precious energy in their batteries.’
    • ‘For two decades, his career movements were crablike, sidewise.’
    • ‘Now his frail hand moved across it with crablike speed.’
    • ‘The creature's most distinctive features were its six crablike legs and its rather large fangs and claws.’
    • ‘The scorpion is crablike in appearance and has claw-like pinchers.’