from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A container, such as a slatted wooden case, used for storing or shipping.
- n. Slang An old rickety vehicle, especially a decrepit automobile or aircraft.
- transitive v. To pack into a container, such as a slatted wooden case.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large open box or basket, used especially to transport fragile goods.
- v. To put into a crate.
- v. To keep in a crate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large basket or hamper of wickerwork, used for the transportation of china, crockery, and similar wares.
- n. A box or case whose sides are of wooden slats with interspaces, -- used especially for transporting fruit.
- transitive v. To pack in a crate or case for transportation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of basket or hamper of wickerwork, used for the transportation of china, glass, crockery, and similar wares; hence, any openwork casing, as a box made of slats used for packing or transporting commodities, as peaches.
- n. The amount held by such a casing.
- n. In glass manufacturing, a lot of twelve tables or disks of crown-glass. See table, 1 .
- To put or pack in a crate for transportation: as, to crate fruit, furniture, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quantity contained in a crate
- n. a rugged box (usually made of wood); used for shipping
- v. put into a crate; as for protection
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.
I like the idea of browsing them every once in a while; and a crate is not really the most suitable way to browse them without damaging them.
Anyway my WW is of just an old discarded milk-crate from a logging operation.
The crate is equipped with shielding materials to reduce the radiation signature.
The Professor ceased his tidying, and strode to the corner of the room, hefting a small wooden shipping crate from a half full pallet of the same.
It took two of us, both Jean-Marc and me, to lift a single crate from the back of the truck.
I'm a huge believer in crate training - I learned that lesson long ago - and Buster loved his crate, as most dogs with separation anxiety will.
From the Sun-Sentinel: Cuban woman ships herself to Miami in crate