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crate (n.)

1680s, "large box of wood, slats, etc., used for packing and transporting," 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.)).

crate (v.)

"to pack or put in a crate," 1871, from crate (n.). Related: Crated; crating.

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Definitions of crate from WordNet
1
crate (n.)
a rugged box (usually made of wood); used for shipping;
crate (n.)
the quantity contained in a crate;
Synonyms: crateful
2
crate (v.)
put into a crate; as for protection;
crate the paintings before shipping them to the museum
From wordnet.princeton.edu