hard-shell crab

noun

Definition of hard-shell crab

: a crab that has not recently shed its shell

called also hard-shelled crab

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Like hard-shell crabs, neck bones require a little effort to enjoy, given that some of the prime eating is in their nooks and crannies. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "After five decades, the Hitching Post still knows how to fry right," 12 June 2019

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First Known Use of hard-shell crab

1856, in the meaning defined above

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