Shedder
Shedder Shed"der, n. 1. One who, or that which, sheds; as, a shedder of blood; a shedder of tears. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A crab in the act of casting its shell, or immediately afterwards while still soft; -- applied especially to the edible crabs, which are most prized while in this state. [1913 Webster]


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  • shedder — [shed′ər] n. 1. a person or thing that sheds ☆ 2. a lobster, crab, etc. that is shedding or has just shed its shell …   English World dictionary

  • shedder — Ⅰ. shed [1] ► NOUN 1) a simple roofed structure, typically of wood and used for storage or to shelter animals. 2) a larger structure, typically with one or more sides open, for storing vehicles or machinery. ORIGIN apparently a variant of… …   English terms dictionary

  • shedder — noun Date: 14th century one that sheds something: as a. a crab or lobster about to molt b. a newly molted crab …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shedder — /shed euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that sheds. 2. a lobster, crab, etc., just before it molts. [1350 1400; ME; see SHED2, ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • shedder — noun Agent noun of shed; one who sheds …   Wiktionary

  • shedder — n. one who molts, one who casts off (skin, hair, fur, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shedder — noun 1》 a person or thing that sheds something. 2》 a female salmon after spawning …   English new terms dictionary

  • shedder — shed·der …   English syllables

  • shedder — shed•der [[t]ˈʃɛd ər[/t]] n. 1) a person or thing that sheds 2) a lobster, crab, etc., just before it molts • Etymology: 1350–1400 …   From formal English to slang

  • shedder — /ˈʃɛdə/ (say sheduh) noun 1. someone or something that sheds. 2. a lobster, crab, etc., just before it sheds its shell. {shed2 + d + er1} …   Australian English dictionary

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