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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. burrowing crab of American coastal regions having one claw much enlarged in the male;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fiddler \Fid"dler\, n. [AS. fi[eth]elere.] 1. One who plays on a fiddle or violin. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) A burrowing crab of the genus Gelasimus, of many species. The male has one claw very much enlarged, and often holds it in a position similar to that in which a musician holds a fiddle, hence the name; -- called also fiddler crab, calling crab, soldier crab, and fighting crab. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zool.) The common European sandpiper (Tringoides hypoleucus); -- so called because it continually oscillates its body. [1913 Webster] Fiddler crab. (Zool.) See Fiddler, n., 2. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

fiddler crab n 1: burrowing crab of American coastal regions having one claw much enlarged in the male