Free Dictionary

Free Dictionary

Home ×
Link Link Link Link

Search Result for "fighting crab":

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]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fighting \Fight"ing\, a. 1. Qualified for war; fit for battle. [1913 Webster] An host of fighting men. --2 Chron. xxvi. 11. [1913 Webster] 2. Occupied in war; being the scene of a battle; as, a fighting field. --Pope. [1913 Webster] A fighting chance, one dependent upon the issue of a struggle. [Colloq.] Fighting crab (Zool.), the fiddler crab. Fighting fish (Zool.), a remarkably pugnacious East Indian fish (Betta pugnax), reared by the Siamese for spectacular fish fights. [1913 Webster]