squeaker

Definitions:

  • One that squeaks.
  • Something, such as an election, that is won, passed, or achieved by the narrowest of margins or at the very last moment.
  • A European water-beetle, <em>Pelobius tardus</em>, which is a very loud stridulator. They are sold as curiosities in the London markets.
  • Any stridulating crab, as the American lady-crab.
  • One who or that which squeaks.
  • A young bird, as a pigeon, partridge, or quail; a chirper; a peeper; a squealer.
  • An Australian crow-shrike of the genus <em>Strepera</em>, as <em>S. cuneicauda</em> (oftener called <internalXref urlencoded="anaphonensis">anaphonensis</internalXref>, after Temminck, 1824, a specific name antedated by the one given by Vieillot in 1816), mostly of a grayish color, 19 inches long: so called from its cries.
  • One who confesses, or turns informer.
  • One who, or that which, squeaks.
  • The Australian gray crow shrike (<spn>Strepera anaphonesis</spn>); -- so called from its note.
  • None
  • A contest won by a small margin.
  • A narrow escape from harm.
  • One who or that which <xref>squeaks</xref>.
  • A <xref>party</xref> <xref>toy</xref> that <xref>uncoils</xref> with a squeaking sound when blown
  • An <xref>informer</xref>
  • A <xref>game</xref> or <xref>election</xref> won by a narrow margin
  • The Australian gray crow shrike (Strepera anaphonesis).
  • something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin
  • any artifact that makes a squeaking sound when used
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