crate


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crate \Crate\ (kr[=a]t), n. [L. cratis hurdle; perh. akin to E.
   cradle. See Hurdle, and cf. Crate a framework.]
   1. A large basket or hamper of wickerwork, used for the
      transportation of china, crockery, and similar wares.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. A box or case whose sides are of wooden slats with
      interspaces, -- used especially for transporting fruit.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

crate \crate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crated; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Crating.]
   To pack in a crate or case for transportation; as, to crate a
   sewing machine; to crate peaches.
   [1913 Webster]
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