dart·​er | \ ˈdär-tər How to pronounce darter (audio) \

Definition of darter

1 : anhinga
2 : any of numerous small North American freshwater bony fishes (especially genera Ammocrypta, Etheostoma, and Percina of the family Percidae)

Examples of darter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The discovery brings the known number of darter species to five. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 18 May 2022 The fountain darter fish is even smaller than the now-extinct gambusia, growing to be just about a centimeter long. Annie Blanks, San Antonio Express-News, 13 Jan. 2022 Naples Zoo marketing director Courtney Jolly said that that when the zoo is open there is a crisis team present that includes a shooter and lead darter, but the zoo was not open when the attack occurred. NBC News, 30 Dec. 2021 Still, no Maryland darters turned up, though five other darter species were present. Scott Dance, baltimoresun.com, 17 Nov. 2021 Because of the need to stay silent, the protocol was for the darter to send a message to Stevens by WhatsApp. Brooke Jarvis, The New Yorker, 8 Nov. 2021 The Maryland darter was only ever known to inhabit a narrow corner of the ninth-smallest state. Scott Dance, baltimoresun.com, 17 Nov. 2021 The darter was in place well before the buck was due to arrive. Brooke Jarvis, The New Yorker, 8 Nov. 2021 Jenkins likes to start beginning surfcasters with three plugs: a pencil popper, a swimming plug, and a darter. Steve Culton, Field & Stream, 22 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of darter

1796, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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29 May 2022

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“Darter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/darter. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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