Crabbing Crab"bing, n. 1. The act or art of catching crabs. [1913 Webster]

2. (Falconry) The fighting of hawks with each other. [1913 Webster]

3. (Woolen Manuf.) A process of scouring cloth between rolls in a machine. [1913 Webster]

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