from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various small, mouselike rodents of the genus Gerbillus and related genera of arid regions of Africa and Asia Minor, having long hind legs and a long tail.
- n. The Mongolian gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus), having large dark eyes and a long furry tail and often kept as a pet.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One of several species of small, jumping, murine rodents, of the genus Gerbillus. In their leaping powers they resemble the jerboa. They inhabit Africa, India, and Southern Europe.
- v. To rotate inside a monowheel or similar apparatus due to sudden acceleration or braking.
- v. To insert a small animal into the rectum of a person.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of several species of small, jumping, murine burrowing rodents, of the genus Gerbillus and related genera of the subfamily Gerbillinae. They have long soft pale fur and hind legs adapted for leaping. In their leaping powers they resemble the jerboa. They inhabit Africa, India, and Southern Europe.
- n. A rodent (Meriones unguiculatus) of the subfamily Gerbillinae that is commonly kept as a pet; it is also called the tamarisk gerbil, sand rat and jird. Its natural habitats are the dry regions of Northern Africa and Asia.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A book-name of any animal of the subfamily Gerbillinœ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small Old World burrowing desert rodent with long soft pale fur and hind legs adapted for leaping
My cute pet gerbil is named after bat/dove decapitator Ozzy osbourne.
Claiming that serving in combat is a prerequisite for wise decision-making on the application of military force to international relations is like claiming that a gerbil is an expert on the economics pet stores.
More than anything, the gerbil is the frightened part of you that just wants to be loved.
I think you'll find that the gerbil is a guinea pig
I do think a lot of primary schools have tended to take the pleasure out of education and make kids think they are on a kind of gerbil wheel and that they have to run faster and faster to keep up.
I notice that the new troll, "gerbil", suggests that we "check the ingredients in our hair dye."
The reveal that the V's were not humanoid was done much better in the original ie the 'gerbil' scene.
"gerbil" ain't he? 'mused Sam through gritted teeth.
The levels below us are like some kind of gerbil maze from hell. "
Smooth, like a Rhapsody: ... what, Manju, no gerbil reference?