from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Someone or something that twitches.
- n. An eager birdwatcher who is willing to travel long distances to see rare species.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, twitches.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which twitches.
- n. plural Small pincers.
- n. An instrument used for clinching hog-rings.
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In the same way that a sprinter is an athlete, but an athlete is not necessarily a sprinter, a twitcher is a birdwatcher, but a birdwatcher is not necessarily a twitcher.
Dozens of 'twitcher' couples have entered a contest for "the best birdwatchers 'jobs in the world" on one of Britain's most isolated islands.
The arduous journey to see the small seabirds demands more than a birdwatcher's interest - it requires the tenacity of a "twitcher," someone who travels far to find rare birds.
Mark, who as well as being a highly skilled conservator and connoisseur of Latin American dancing is also a dedicated twitcher, knew what I meant.
It was one of those things where you see the first proto, and you go: 'Oooh…' I call it a nose twitcher.
The keen twitcher braved the elements to spread a few handfuls of bird seed in her back garden and on the front communal lawn outside her bungalow, as she has done for the last 20 years.
I might add that my English brother-in-law, an expert twitcher, insists that they are not robins at all.
Liz Henthorn, 66, a retired nurse who is one of 120 "Street Hawk" volunteers in Enfield, north London, openly describes herself as a "curtain twitcher" but insists she is not snooping on anyone.
I was an avid twitcher until i got sent here by one of their links and I fell in love.
Down came the Scots, and they were cut up at Flodden, by Surrey, later made Duke of Norfolk: the Norfolk that was then, not the Norfolk that is now, that sinewy little twitcher constantly twitching toward his advantage.