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

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



: to pack (something) in a crate


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



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