any of various animals that feed on crabs, as the cobia.

1805–15, Americanism; crab1 + eater

crabeating, noun, adjective Unabridged
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Their distribution overlaps that of a primary prey species, crabeater seals.
The crabeater seals teeth are designed to help filter krill from the water.
Crabeater seals use complex teeth to sift small krill out of the water.
There is currently no reliable estimate of the abundance of crabeater seals.
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