Crate meaning

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To pack into a container, such as a slatted wooden case.
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To pack or enclose in a crate.
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To put (an animal) into a crate.
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An old, decrepit automobile or airplane.
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A large open box or basket, used especially to transport fragile goods.
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To put into a crate.
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To keep in a crate.
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An old rickety vehicle, especially a decrepit automobile or aircraft.
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Origin of crate

  • Latin crātis wickerwork

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Dutch krat (“crate, large box, basket”), from Middle Dutch cratte (“basketware, mold”), from Old Dutch *kratta, *kratto (“basket”), from Proto-Germanic *kratjô, *krattijô (“basket”), from Proto-Indo-European *gred-, *gre(n)t- (“plaiting, wicker, basket, cradle”), from Proto-Indo-European *ger- (“to bind, twist, wind”). Cognate with West Frisian kret (“wheelbarrow”), German Krätze (“basket”), Old English cræt, ceart (“cart, wagon, chariot”), Old Norse kartr (“wagon”). More at cart.

    From Wiktionary