Definition of "crate" []

  • A container, such as a slatted wooden case, used for storing or shipping. (noun)
  • Slang An old rickety vehicle, especially a decrepit automobile or aircraft. (noun)
  • To pack into a container, such as a slatted wooden case. (verb-transitive)
  • A fairly large container, usually made of wooden slats or wickerwork, used for packing, storing, or transporting goods (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An old car, aeroplane, etc (noun)
  • To pack or place in a crate (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "crate" in a sentence
  • "A milk crate is a good choice for this task because it allows air flow around the items."
  • "The one making the most noise is the Honda Element EX Dog Friendly, which includes a soft-sided crate in the rear of a vehicle, a rear fan for keeping your pup cool, a ramp (so that little yappers can access the crate from the ground), a spill resistant water bowl, and a floor that can literally be hosed off."
  • "The story: A talented but homeless dancer living in a packing crate is lifted up to high social status by a well-dressed woman but in a tragic twist she turns out to be easy to tip over, and he must give up dancing for very careful, slow paced walking."