noun Date: 1641 1. one that squeaks 2. a contest (as a game or an election) won by a small margin

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  • Squeaker — Squeak er ( [ e]r), n. 1. One who, or that which, squeaks. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) The Australian gray crow shrike ({Strepera anaphonesis}); so called from its note. [1913 Webster] 3. (a) A contest won by a small margin. (b) A narrow escape… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • squeaker — [skwē′kər] n. 1. a person, animal, or thing that squeaks ☆ 2. Informal a narrow escape, victory, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Squeaker — A squeaker can be: * an instrument that makes a squeaking sound. Squeakers can be found in squeaking rubber toys, like rubber ducks. * a term used when a goal is achieved very barely, or an election is won by an insignificant margin of votes (… …   Wikipedia

  • squeaker — n A close game. We won, but it was a squeaker. 1960s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • squeaker — squeak ► NOUN 1) a short, high pitched sound or cry. 2) a single remark or communication: I didn t hear a squeak from him. ► VERB 1) make a squeak. 2) say something in a high pitched tone. 3) informal succeed in achieving something by a very… …   English terms dictionary

  • squeaker — /skwee keuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that squeaks. 2. Informal. a contest or game won by a very small margin. 3. Informal. a dangerous situation. [1635 45; SQUEAK + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • squeaker — noun a) A person who, or a thing that squeaks. b) A party toy that uncoils with a squeaking sound when blown …   Wiktionary

  • Squeaker — exclamation mark (!) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • squeaker — Australian Slang exclamation mark (!) …   English dialects glossary

  • squeaker — noun 1》 a person or thing that squeaks. 2》 informal, chiefly N. Amer. a contest won by a narrow margin. 3》 chiefly Brit. a young pigeon …   English new terms dictionary

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