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crab
 n.— «“South Africa caught a crab unrelated to that. They were on the other side of their lane. Unfortunately, the way it looked in their protest, in the preliminary stage, has disqualified us.” A crab, in rowing parlance, occurs when an oar is placed too deep in the water, making it impossible for the rower to fluidly remove it without breaking the team’s rhythm.» —“Canadian rowers lose final appeal” CBC (Can.) Aug. 20, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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