dobchick
Dabchick Dab"chick` (d[a^]b"ch[i^]k`), n. [For dabchick. See {Dap}, {Dip}, cf. {Dipchick}.] (Zo["o]l.) A small water bird ({Podilymbus podiceps}), allied to the grebes, remarkable for its quickness in diving; -- called also {dapchick}, {dobchick}, {dipchick}, {didapper}, {dobber}, {devil-diver}, {hell-diver}, and {pied-billed grebe}. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • dobchick — /dobˈchik/ same as ↑dabchick (see under ↑dab1). * * * dobchick(in obs. forms of dabchick …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dobchick — Dob chick , n. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Dabchick}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dobchickin — dobchick(in obs. forms of dabchick …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dabchick — Dab chick (d[a^]b ch[i^]k ), n. [For dabchick. See {Dap}, {Dip}, cf. {Dipchick}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small water bird ({Podilymbus podiceps}), allied to the grebes, remarkable for its quickness in diving; called also {dapchick}, {dobchick}, {dipchick} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dapchick — Dabchick Dab chick (d[a^]b ch[i^]k ), n. [For dabchick. See {Dap}, {Dip}, cf. {Dipchick}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small water bird ({Podilymbus podiceps}), allied to the grebes, remarkable for its quickness in diving; called also {dapchick}, {dobchick},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • devil-diver — Dabchick Dab chick (d[a^]b ch[i^]k ), n. [For dabchick. See {Dap}, {Dip}, cf. {Dipchick}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small water bird ({Podilymbus podiceps}), allied to the grebes, remarkable for its quickness in diving; called also {dapchick}, {dobchick},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • didapper — Dabchick Dab chick (d[a^]b ch[i^]k ), n. [For dabchick. See {Dap}, {Dip}, cf. {Dipchick}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small water bird ({Podilymbus podiceps}), allied to the grebes, remarkable for its quickness in diving; called also {dapchick}, {dobchick},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dipchick — Dabchick Dab chick (d[a^]b ch[i^]k ), n. [For dabchick. See {Dap}, {Dip}, cf. {Dipchick}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small water bird ({Podilymbus podiceps}), allied to the grebes, remarkable for its quickness in diving; called also {dapchick}, {dobchick},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dobber — Dabchick Dab chick (d[a^]b ch[i^]k ), n. [For dabchick. See {Dap}, {Dip}, cf. {Dipchick}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small water bird ({Podilymbus podiceps}), allied to the grebes, remarkable for its quickness in diving; called also {dapchick}, {dobchick},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hell-diver — Dabchick Dab chick (d[a^]b ch[i^]k ), n. [For dabchick. See {Dap}, {Dip}, cf. {Dipchick}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small water bird ({Podilymbus podiceps}), allied to the grebes, remarkable for its quickness in diving; called also {dapchick}, {dobchick},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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