Studio Makkink & Bey
8000 Publications, 2006
commissioned by: De Groene Amsterdammer
CRATE • noun: crate; plural noun: crates.
1. A slatted wooden case used for transporting goods. “a crate of bananas”. 2. A square rigid container divided into small units, used for transporting or storing bottles. “a milk crate”. 3. Pack (something) in a crate for transportation. “fruit and vegetables were being sorted and crated”.
Synonyms: case, packing case, chest, coffer, trunk, box, casket, strongbox, basket, hamper, pack, bin, drum, container, receptacle; technical lug.
Origin: Late Middle English: via Old French from late Latin horizon, from Greek horizōn (kuklos) ‘limiting (circle)’.