Definition of crablike in English:


Pronunciation /-ˌlīk/

adjective & adverb

See crab

‘Now his frail hand moved across it with crablike speed.’
  • ‘For two decades, his career movements were crablike, sidewise.’
  • ‘The scorpion is crablike in appearance and has claw-like pinchers.’
  • ‘Rather than trying to hug the seafloor, crablike robots could punt along, relaxing and saving the precious energy in their batteries.’
  • ‘The creature's most distinctive features were its six crablike legs and its rather large fangs and claws.’