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Topic: DAILY LIFE

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: cratis 'framework of thin woven branches'

crate

1 noun
     
crate
crate1 [countable]
1DB a large box made of wood or plastic that is used for carrying fruit, bottles etc
crate of
a crate of beer
2TT old-fashioned a very old car or plane that does not work very well
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