high-holder
Flicker Flick"er, n. 1. The act of wavering or of fluttering; fluctuation; sudden and brief increase of brightness; as, the last flicker of the dying flame. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) The golden-winged woodpecker ({Colaptes aurutus}); -- so called from its spring note. Called also {yellow-hammer}, {high-holder}, {pigeon woodpecker}, and {yucca}. [1913 Webster]

The cackle of the flicker among the oaks. --Thoureau. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • High-holder — High hold er, n. (Zo[ o]l.) The flicker; called also {high hole}. [Local, U. S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • high-holder — high hold·er …   English syllables

  • high-holder — …   Useful english dictionary

  • high|hole — «HY HOHL», noun. = high holder. (Cf. ↑high holder) …   Useful english dictionary

  • high-hole — High holder High hold er, n. (Zo[ o]l.) The flicker; called also {high hole}. [Local, U. S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • high-hole — noun see high holder …   Useful english dictionary

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