Noun > Crate
1 a : a large wooden or plastic box used for moving things from one place to another
The bear arrived at the zoo in a crate.
crates of apples/equipment
1 b : a metal or plastic container that is used to hold bottles
Each milk crate holds nine bottles.
1 c : the amount of something contained in a crate
They used a crate of oranges to make enough juice for everyone.
2 : old-fashioned : an old car or airplane that is in bad condition
One day the old crate just wouldn’t start.