Crate (kr?t), n. [L. cratis hurdle; perh. akin to E. cradle. See Hurdle, and cf. Crate a framework.]


A large basket or hamper of wickerwork, used for the transportation of china, crockery, and similar wares.


A box or case whose sides are of wooden slats with interspaces, -- used especially for transporting fruit.


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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.


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