red king crab

noun

: king crab sense 2a
Red king crab is the showboat of the Northwest's billion-dollar fishing industry. It is a television sensation and a marketer's dream, its image emblazoned on bumper stickers, mugs, caps and T-shirts throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.Craig Welch, Seattle Times, 16 Sept. 2013

Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of red king crab was in 1950

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“Red king crab.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red%20king%20crab. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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