1. One who plays on a fiddle or violin.
2. Zool. A burrowing crab of the genus Gelasimus, of many species. The male has one claw very much enlarged, and often holds it in a position similar to that in which a musician holds a fiddle, hence the name; -- called also fiddler crab, calling crab, soldier crab, and fighting crab.
3. Zool. The common European sandpiper (Tringoides hypoleucus); -- so called because it continually oscillates its body.
Fiddler crab. Zool. See Fiddler, n., 2.
n 1: a musician who plays the violin [syn: violinist]
2: someone who manipulates in a nervous or unconscious manner
3: an unskilled person who tries to fix or mend [syn: tinkerer]