flittermouse
Pipistrel Pi*pis"trel, Pipistrelle Pip`i*strelle", n. [F. pipistrelle, It. pipistrello.] (Zo["o]l.) A small European bat ({Vesperugo pipistrellus}); -- called also {flittermouse}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Flittermouse — Flit ter*mouse , n. [Flitter, v.i. + mouse; cf. G. fledermaus, OHG. fledarm[=u]s. Cf. {Flickermouse}, {Flindermouse}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A bat; called also {flickermouse}, {flindermouse}, and {flintymouse}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flittermouse — /flit euhr mows /, n., pl. flittermice / muys /. bat2 (def. 1). [1540 50; FLITTER1 + MOUSE; calque of G Fledermaus] * * * …   Universalium

  • flittermouse — n. (Zoology) flickermouse, small bat native to Europe …   English contemporary dictionary

  • flittermouse — noun (plural flittermice) old fashioned term for bat2 (in sense 1). Origin C16: on the pattern of Du. vledermuis or Ger. Fledermaus …   English new terms dictionary

  • flittermouse — n. Bat, flindermouse, flickermouse …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • flittermouse — /ˈflɪtəmaʊs/ (say flituhmows) noun (plural flittermice) Obsolete a bat (bat2 def. 1). {flitter1 + mouse. Compare German Fledermaus} …   Australian English dictionary

  • flittermouse —  Bat …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • flittermouse — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun (plural flittermice) Etymology: flitter (I) + mouse; translation of German fledermaus : bat III 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dart Flittermouse — Flittermouse Role Single seat ultralight National origin United Kingdom Manufacturer Dart Aircraft Designer A R Weyl First flight 1936 Retired 1951 Status Scrapped …   Wikipedia

  • flickermouse — Flittermouse Flit ter*mouse , n. [Flitter, v.i. + mouse; cf. G. fledermaus, OHG. fledarm[=u]s. Cf. {Flickermouse}, {Flindermouse}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A bat; called also {flickermouse}, {flindermouse}, and {flintymouse}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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