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1crate

noun \ˈkrāt\

: a large wooden or plastic box used for moving things from one place to another

: a metal or plastic container that is used to hold bottles

: the amount of something contained in a crate

Full Definition of CRATE

1
:  an open box of wooden slats or a usually wooden protective case or framework for shipping
2
:  jalopy

Examples of CRATE

  1. The bear arrived at the zoo in a crate.
  2. Each milk crate holds nine bottles.
  3. They used a crate of oranges to make enough juice for everyone.
  4. One day the old crate just wouldn't start.

Origin of CRATE

Middle English, from Latin cratis
First Known Use: 15th century

Related to CRATE

2crate

verb

: to pack (something) in a crate

crat·edcrat·ing

Full Definition of CRATE

transitive verb
:  to pack in a crate

Examples of CRATE

  1. The equipment was crated today and will be shipped tomorrow.

First Known Use of CRATE

1871
CRATING Defined for Kids

1crate

noun \ˈkrāt\

Definition of CRATE for Kids

:  a box or frame of wooden slats or boards for holding and protecting something in shipment

2crate

verb
crat·edcrat·ing

Definition of CRATE for Kids

:  to pack in a wooden box or frame

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