• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cruive krụv A kind of weir or dam for trapping salmon; also, a hovel.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cruive A sty; a mean hovel.
    • n cruive A sort of hedge formed of stakes on a tidal river or the sea-beach, for catching fish. When the tide flows the fish swim over the wattles, and they are left by the ebbing of the tide.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cruive krōōv (Scot.) a sty, hovel: a wattled hedge built on tidal flats for catching fish.
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In literature:

As soon as I spotted this Cruives place on the map this morning, I saw it was what I was after.
"Huntingtower" by John Buchan
Of the Cruives, with the heather thick and purple upon them, not a trace.
"The Dew of Their Youth" by S. R. Crockett
A cruive or crib for catching fish.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
These places might be swarming, were it not for the "cruives," with the largest salmon in Britain.
"Blacker's Art of Fly Making, &c." by William Blacker
Boiled Sea Salmon from the Cruives of Lovat.
"The Clan Fraser in Canada" by Alexander Fraser