word type: poker slang

  1. A nickname given to the hand 33 in Hold'em, a reference to the similarity of the shape of the number 3 and a crab on its side.

Phil Hellmuth Has Crabs

This can be a fun nickname to use. For example, if you see that Phil Hellmuth is playing the hand 33 in Texas Hold'em, you can tell your friends, "Hey look! Phil Hellmuth has crabs!" and have a nice chuckle about it.

Crabs > Aces

The hand featured in the video below shows Sam Farha cracking pocket rockets with the lowly crabs by calling a raise preflop, flopping a set, and then getting all-in.