Fighting crab
Fighting Fight"ing, a. 1. Qualified for war; fit for battle. [1913 Webster]

An host of fighting men. --2 Chron. xxvi. 11. [1913 Webster]

2. Occupied in war; being the scene of a battle; as, a fighting field. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

{A fighting chance}, one dependent upon the issue of a struggle. [Colloq.]

{Fighting crab} (Zo["o]l.), the fiddler crab.

{Fighting fish} (Zo["o]l.), a remarkably pugnacious East Indian fish ({Betta pugnax}), reared by the Siamese for spectacular fish fights. [1913 Webster]


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