Crate



[kreyt] /kreɪt/

noun
1.
a slatted wooden box or framework for packing, shopping, or storing fruit, furniture, glassware, crockery, etc.
2.
any completely enclosed boxlike packing or shipping case.
3.
Informal. something rickety and dilapidated, especially an automobile:
They’re still driving around in the old crate they bought 20 years ago.
4.
a quantity, especially of fruit, that is often packed in a crate approximately 2 × 1 × 1 foot (0.6 × 0.3 × 0.3 meters):
a crate of oranges.
verb (used with object), crated, crating.
5.
to pack in a crate.
/kreɪt/
noun
1.
a fairly large container, usually made of wooden slats or wickerwork, used for packing, storing, or transporting goods
2.
(slang) an old car, aeroplane, etc
verb
3.
(transitive) to pack or place in a crate
n.

“large box,” 1680s, earlier “hurdle, grillwork” (late 14c.), from Latin cratis “wickerwork, lattice, kitchen-rack,” or from Dutch krat “basket;” both perhaps from a common PIE root *kert- “to turn, entwine” (see hurdle (n.)).
v.

“to put in a crate,” 1871, from crate (n.). Related: Crated; crating.

noun

verb

To arrest and jail: We crate Major and they’ll go. But they won’t leave him there (1990s+)

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