ᴹ√KRAB root. “press”
A root in The Etymologies of the 1930s glossed “press” used as the basis for the [Noldorin] word for cram (Ety/KRAB). Given that this travel bread was mainly used by men and dwarves, it is not entirely clear whether Tolkien always considered it to be an Elvish word.
Reference ✧ Ety/KRAB ✧ “press”