Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A bat: same as flittermouse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A bat; a flittermouse.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete A bat (the mammal).

Etymologies

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Old English vlindre moth (compare Dutch vlinder butterfly) + English mouse. Compare flittermouse, flinder.

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