- Present participle of crate.
Variant of crate
- a large basket or hamper of wickerwork, or a box or case made of slats of wood, for packing things to be shipped or stored
- Slang an old, decrepit automobile or airplane
Origin of crateClassical Latin cratis, wickerwork, hurdle ; from Indo-European base an unverified form kert-, to weave from source hurdle