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crow's-nest a small platform near the top of a ship's mast. A person stands in the crow's-nest to see what is happening on and around the ship.
crucial very important; deciding the success or failure of something.
crude natural; raw. [3 definitions]
cruel willing to cause pain or suffering; showing no mercy. [2 definitions]
cruelty the state or characteristic of being cruel. [2 definitions]
cruise to travel for pleasure in a ship. [3 definitions]
cruiser a fast ship of medium size. Cruisers are used in wars. [3 definitions]
crumb a tiny piece that breaks or falls from baked goods.
crumble to break or crush into bits or crumbs. [2 definitions]
crummy (informal) not good at all; not pleasing or of high quality; junky. [2 definitions]
crumple to press or crush and cause wrinkles. [2 definitions]
crunch to chew with a crackling noise; crush by biting. [3 definitions]
crunchy making or capable of making a crunching sound, especially when chewed.
crusade (often capitalized) any of the wars between European Catholics and Middle Eastern Muslims between 1095 and 1291. During these wars, the Catholics tried to take territory away from the Muslims. [3 definitions]
crush to cause to lose shape or become flat by pressing or squeezing very hard. [5 definitions]
crust the slightly hard, baked dough on the outside of bread, pies, and other baked things. [5 definitions]
crustacean an animal with a hard, jointed shell. Crustaceans live in fresh or salt water. There are many kinds of crustaceans, including crabs, crayfish, lobsters, and shrimps. Crustaceans are kinds of arthropods.
crutch a support used to help injured people walk. A crutch is a pole with a padded top that rests under the arm.
cry to make a loud shout or yell (sometimes followed by "out"). [6 definitions]
cry over spilled milk to worry about something that cannot be changed.
crystal a piece of a certain substance that is made when the substance changes from a liquid to a solid. In becoming solid, as when water turns to ice, this type of substance takes on a structure that has a repeating pattern of flat surfaces. These flat surfaces reflect light and can make the substance sparkle when looked at from different directions. [5 definitions]