crab +‎ -er


crabber (plural crabbers)

  1. A person who catches crabs.
    • 1989, National Fisherman (volumes 70-71, page 26)
      Many shrimpers complain that the crabbers place their traps too close together and that they can't go between the traps without snagging their nets.
  2. (nautical) A boat used for catching crabs.
    • Ursula K. Le Guin, The Farthest Shore
      In the bright haze of morning they came into Hort Harbor, where a hundred craft were moored or setting forth: fishermen's boats, crabbers, trawlers, trading-ships, two galleys of twenty oars []