Bleater Bleat"er, n. One who bleats; a sheep. [1913 Webster]

In cold, stiff soils the bleaters oft complain Of gouty ails. --Dyer. [1913 Webster]

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  • bleater — noun see bleat I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bleater — See bleat. * * * …   Universalium

  • bleater — noun Agent noun of bleat; one who bleats …   Wiktionary

  • bleater — bleat·er …   English syllables

  • bleater — ˈblēd.ə(r), ētə noun ( s) 1. : one that bleats; specifically : sheep 2. : snipe 1a …   Useful english dictionary

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  • bleat — bleater, n. bleatingly, adv. /bleet/, v.i. 1. to utter the cry of a sheep, goat, or calf or a sound resembling such a cry. v.t. 2. to give forth with or as if with a bleat: He bleated his objections in a helpless rage. 3. to babble; prate. n. 4.… …   Universalium

  • bleat — I. verb Etymology: Middle English bleten, from Old English blǣtan; akin to Latin flēre to weep, Old English bellan to roar more at bellow Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. a. to make the natural cry of a sheep or goat; also to utter… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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