Fid"dler(?), n. [AS. fielere.] 1. One who plays on a fiddle or violin.
(Zol.) A burrowing crab of the genus Gelasimus, of many species. The male has one claw very much enlarged, and often holds it in a position similar to that in which a musician holds a fiddle, hence the name; -- called also
soldier crab, and
(Zol.) The common European sandpiper (Tringoides hypoleucus); -- so called because it continually oscillates its body.
(Zol.) See Fiddler,
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