crate noun

ADJ. sealed | upturned The cat was sitting on an upturned crate. | beer, milk, orange | shipping Their possessions had all been packed into shipping crates.

QUANT. pile, stack

VERB + CRATE pile, stack They stacked the crates in the corner of the yard. | pack (sth in/into), unpack They packed the crates with books. | load, unload | ship a company specializing in shipping crates

CRATE + VERB contain sth

PREP. ~ of a crate of oranges