Fiddler

Fid"dler

(?), n. [AS. fielere.] 1. One who plays on a fiddle or violin.
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2. (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 fiddler crab, calling crab, soldier crab, and fighting crab.
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3. (Zol.) The common European sandpiper (Tringoides hypoleucus); -- so called because it continually oscillates its body.
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Fiddler crab. (Zol.) See Fiddler, n., 2.
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