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EtymologyEdit

From Dutch krat (crate, large box, basket), from Middle Dutch cratte (basketware, mold), from Old Dutch *kratta, *kratto (basket), from Proto-Germanic *kratjô, *krattijô (basket), from Proto-Indo-European *gred-, *gre(n)t- (plaiting, wicker, basket, cradle), from Proto-Indo-European *ger- (to bind, twist, wind). Cognate with West Frisian kret (wheelbarrow), German Krätze (basket), Old English cræt, ceart (cart, wagon, chariot), Old Norse kartr (wagon). More at cart.

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NounEdit

crate (plural crates)

  1. A large open box or basket, used especially to transport fragile goods.
  2. (slang) A decrepit old motor vehicle, spaceship, etc.
    • 2010, Gillian Coleby, Knocking on the Moonlit Door (page 99)
      I will make this box of electronics and computer chips fly like no other spaceship has ever flown. Mission Control wanted to see what this crate could do.

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crate (third-person singular simple present crates, present participle crating, simple past and past participle crated)

  1. To put into a crate.
  2. To keep in a crate.

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NounEdit

crāte

  1. ablative singular of crātis