EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CRATE
At first she had insisted he take the crate out to his workshop.
And he glanced at the crate that Westray was steadying with his hand on the opposite seat.
All my crate iteas will gome to me now for some dime in the night.
When they had given up, I boomed orders at them through a speaker in the crate.
It was from the summit of a crate of holly-wreaths that she telephoned this time.
There was a piece of paper pasted on the crate in which the goat had traveled.
Steve, I'm holding this crate on the road by main force and awkwardness as it is.
He came up in a crate; the world must have seemed very small to him on the way.
Then to the amazement of the party, a crate of pigs appeared.
We'll find some way to run this crate, and get there in one piece.
"large box," 1680s, earlier "hurdle, grillwork" (late 14c.), from Latin cratis "wickerwork, lattice, kitchen-rack," or from Dutch krat "basket;" both perhaps from a common PIE root *kert- "to turn, entwine" (see hurdle (n.)).