Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that squeaks.
  • n. Informal Something, such as an election, that is won, passed, or achieved by the narrowest of margins or at the very last moment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who or that which squeaks.
  • n. A party toy that uncoils with a squeaking sound when blown
  • n. An informer
  • n. A game or election won by a narrow margin
  • n. The Australian gray crow shrike (Strepera anaphonesis).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, squeaks.
  • n. The Australian gray crow shrike (Strepera anaphonesis); -- so called from its note.
  • n.
  • n. A contest won by a small margin.
  • n. A narrow escape from harm.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which squeaks.
  • n. A young bird, as a pigeon, partridge, or quail; a chirper; a peeper; a squealer.
  • n. An Australian crow-shrike of the genus Strepera, as S. cuneicauda (oftener called anaphonensis, 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.
  • n. One who confesses, or turns informer.
  • n. A European water-beetle, Pelobius tardus, which is a very loud stridulator. They are sold as curiosities in the London markets.
  • n. Any stridulating crab, as the American lady-crab.

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

  • n. something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin
  • n. any artifact that makes a squeaking sound when used

Etymologies

squeak +‎ -er (“agent”) (Wiktionary)

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