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Fiddler

Fiddler

1. One who plays on a fiddle or violin.

2. (Science: zoology) a burrowing crab of the genus Gelasimus, of many species. The male has one claw very much enlarged, and often holds it in a position similar to that in which a musician holds a fiddle, hence the name; called also calling crab, soldier crab, and fighting crab.

3. (Science: zoology) The common European sandpiper (Tringoides hypoleucus); so called because it continually oscillates its body. Fiddler crab.

(Science: zoology) see fiddler.

Origin: as. Fielere.


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