mussel crusher, noun phrase

Forms:
Also with initial capitals.
Origin:
As musselcracker.
musselcracker.
1905 [see musselcracker sense 1].
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 330Mussel crusher, The Natal name of the above fish (sc. musselcracker).
1930 C.L. Biden Sea-Angling Fishes 257Sparus durbanensis...Port Elizabeth — Mussel-Crusher...Pagrus nasutus...Natal — Mussel-Crusher or Mussel-Cracker.
1979 Snyman & Klarie Free from Sea 38Musselcracker,..There are two types..which between them, have seventeen common names!..Mussel crusher..Silver Steenbras.
musselcracker.
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