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sand crab

any of several crabs that live on sandy beaches, as the ghost crab or mole crab.
Origin of sand crab
1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • This ape is very fond of shellfish, and there is a certain kind of sand-crab that suits his palate exactly.

  • Some species move with great rapidity, notably the sand-crab, Ocypoda arenaria.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide Augusta Foote Arnold
  • Somewhere at her right pause suddenly and examine a sand-crab.

British Dictionary definitions for sand-crab

sand crab

(Austral) another name for blue swimmer
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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