crate

Crate \Crate\ (kr[=a]t), n. [L. cratis hurdle; perh. akin to E. cradle. See {Hurdle}, and cf. {Crate} a framework.] 1. A large basket or hamper of wickerwork, used for the transportation of china, crockery, and similar wares. [1913 Webster] 2. A box or case whose sides are of wooden slats with interspaces, -- used especially for transporting fruit. [1913 Webster]