Meaning of “crabwise” in the English Dictionary

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"crabwise" in English

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crabwiseadverb

uk /ˈkræb.waɪz/ us /ˈkræb.waɪz/ UK

Examples from literature

  • She crept crabwise up the bank, and put on her stockings and slippers. 
  • The damaged snapper-boat instantly blasted from its nose tubes, decelerated, and went into reverse, flipping through space crabwise as it tried to regain the safety of the cruiser. 
  • To his astonishment the stranger's mobile lips twisted in a snarl and he edged crabwise toward the bushes bordering the glen. 

(Definition of “crabwise” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)