flickertail

noun

Definition of flickertail 

1 : a ground squirrel (Citellus richardsoni) chiefly of the north-central U.S. and adjacent Canada

2 usually capitalized : north dakotan used as a nickname

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Learn More about flickertail

Share flickertail

Statistics for flickertail

Look-up Popularity

More from Merriam-Webster on flickertail

See words that rhyme with flickertail

Comments on flickertail

What made you want to look up flickertail? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

occurring twice a year or every two years

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!