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crab, pincers, lobster, crayfish

Auslan SignbankDictionary#1199 crab1a
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As a Noun: 1. A sea creature with a flat round body covered by a shell, and five pairs of legs with large claws on the front pair. They usually move sideways. English = crab. 2. The claws on the front of a crab or lobster. English = pincers. 3. A sea creature that has a hard shell, two large claws, and eight legs. English = lobster. 4. A small shellfish with five pairs of legs which lives in rivers and ponds. It has strong pincers on its front legs which it uses for catching food. English = crayfish. As a Verb or Adjective: 1. Of a crab, lobster or crayfish, to open and close its pincers.