Definition of squeaker
1 : one that squeaks
2 : a contest (such as a game or an election) won by a small margin
Examples of squeaker in a Sentence
They won in a 10–9 squeaker.
Recent Examples of squeaker from the Web
Bera won a squeaker in November against Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, a campaign that wallowed in mudslinging and allegations of wrongdoing.
After all, Tom Price won re-election in 2016 by more than 20 points, and the Handel-Ossoff race is shaping up to be a squeaker.
A Republican win, even a squeaker, would be a huge boost to Trump in keeping congressional Republicans behind him.
Throughout his campaign, Perriello argued Virginia Democrats need to retool their approach to win more rural, young and minority voters after squeaker races for governor in 2013 and U.S. Senate in 2014.
The Rockies’ 10-9 squeaker over the seemingly down-and-out San Francisco Giants deflected an embarrassment.
Trump feeds off the ardor of his fans, and his best chance of retaining that ardor lay in defeat in a squeaker.
Tough enough to withstand abuse from my tenacious corgi, the Nerf Football squeaker dog toy is perfect for overly active dogs who love to play rough with their toys.
Surprising experts, the race was a squeaker, with Issa eking out a win over first-time Democratic candidate Doug Applegate by just 0.6 percentage.
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Definition of squeaker for English Language Learners
: a contest (such as a game or an election) that is won by only a small amount
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