king crab


Definition of king crab

2 : any of several very large crabs especially : one (Paralithoides camtschaticus) of the North Pacific caught commercially for food

Examples of king crab in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Crab is expensive, and king crab costs more than snow crab or blue crab. Bethany Thayer, Detroit Free Press, 9 July 2022 As if the line of work weren't grueling enough, Captain Sig Hansen and Co. are now confronted with the loss of fishing after the Alaskan government shut down red king crab catching for the season. Jessica Wang,, 23 Mar. 2022 The co-captain of the Cornelia Marie tells EW about the new season's obstacles, including COVID-19, the government shutdown of red king crab fishing, and lost crab pots. Jessica Wang,, 20 Apr. 2022 The restaurant also offers specials including a king crab and ham benedict ($17) and $8 bloody marys. Samantha Nelson, Chicago Tribune, 21 Apr. 2022 As if treacherous conditions and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic weren't enough, the captains must now confront a new obstacle to stay afloat: the Alaskan government's shutdown of red king crab catching for the season. Jessica Wang,, 19 Apr. 2022 The main products were snow crab, king crab and cod, according to data from the National Marine Fisheries Service. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Mar. 2022 City officials estimate the decline in the snow crab harvest, along with the cancellation of the 2021 fall king crab harvest, will result in a loss of $3.25 million in tax revenue. Anchorage Daily News, 10 Apr. 2022 Tariffs on other significant exports from Russia, like king crab, uranium and urea, which is used in fertilizer, would also remain at 0 percent. New York Times, 11 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of king crab

1612, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of king crab was in 1612

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29 Jul 2022

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“King crab.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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