Definition of gecko
: any of numerous small chiefly tropical and nocturnal insectivorous lizards (family Gekkonidae)
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Its adhesive properties remained stable over time, while those of the adhesive tape dropped below those of the gecko tape after about five minutes.
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Origin and Etymology of gecko
perhaps from Malay dialect geʔkok
First Known Use: 1774See Words from the same year
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Definition of gecko for English Language Learners
: a small tropical lizard
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Definition of gecko for Students
: a small tropical lizard that eats insects and is usually active at night
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