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  • n. A North American river chub (Hybopsis biguttatus).
  • n. Someone or something that jerks.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A beater.
  • n. One who jerks or moves with a jerk.
  • n. A North American river chub (Hybopsis biguttatus).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who jerks; one who moves something in a quick, spasmodic way; in the quotation, one who whips or lashes.
  • n. One who makes quick, spasmodic motions; especially, one who suffers from involuntary spasmodic movements of the limbs or features.
  • n. A cyprinoid fish, Hybopsiskentuckiensis: same as hornyhead.
  • n. In the English custom-house, an officer who searches vessels for unentered goods.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who gives a strong sudden pull


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