roadrunner

noun
road·run·ner | \ ˈrōd-ˌrə-nər \

Definition of roadrunner 

: a largely terrestrial bird (Geococcyx californianus) of the cuckoo family that has a long tail and a crest, is a speedy runner, and inhabits arid regions from the southwestern U.S. to Mexico also : a closely related bird (G. velox) of Mexico and Central America

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Kastmasters, spoons, slabs, roadrunners, and Rattletraps will all work well. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Fishing report: Heat has slowed action on some lakes, but not all," 13 June 2018 Kastmasters, spoons, slabs, roadrunners, and Rattletraps will all work well. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Fishing report: Heat has slowed action on some lakes, but not all," 13 June 2018 Kastmasters, spoons, slabs, roadrunners, and Rattletraps will all work well. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Fishing report: Heat has slowed action on some lakes, but not all," 13 June 2018 The ultimate get out of jail free card - terrorising defences with his impish skill, roadrunner legs and lethal R9-esque finishing. SI.com, "Why Didier Deschamps Is Still a Problem Regardless of Leading France to the World Cup Final," 12 July 2018 Kastmasters, spoons, slabs, roadrunners, and Rattletraps will all work well. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Fishing report: Heat has slowed action on some lakes, but not all," 13 June 2018 Kastmasters, spoons, slabs, roadrunners, and Rattletraps will all work well. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Fishing report: Heat has slowed action on some lakes, but not all," 13 June 2018 Kastmasters, spoons, slabs, roadrunners, and Rattletraps will all work well. Tyler Mahoney, kansascity, "Fishing report: Prospects for area waters, plus tips on finding fishing Facebook groups," 30 May 2018 Steve Wilson Two bird watchers on an birding mission in Agua Caliente Regional Park in Tucson filmed a snake and a roadrunner fighting in the wild. Matthew Martinez, star-telegram, "'I'm a snake! I'm a snake!' he yelled at Texas cops. Then he bit one of them, they say | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of roadrunner

1856, in the meaning defined above

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roadrunner

noun

English Language Learners Definition of roadrunner

: a North American bird that lives in the desert and runs very fast

roadrunner

noun
road·run·ner | \ ˈrōd-ˌrə-nər \

Kids Definition of roadrunner

: a long-tailed bird that is found in dry regions of the southwestern United States and is able to run very fast

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