American dipper

noun

Definition of American dipper

: dipper 2a(1)
  • We spotted American dippers, birds that walk under water in search of aquatic insects and confound scientists with their ability to withstand icy mountain stream temperatures.
  • —Kristi Streiffert, Spokesman Review (Spokane, Washington)3 Sept. 2000

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First Known Use of american dipper

1828


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