Definition of Gallinipper

1. n. A large mosquito.



Definition of Gallinipper

1. Noun. (American English) any large insect that bites, for example the mosquito or crane fly ¹

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Definition of Gallinipper

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gallinipper

gallimaufrey
gallimaufreys
gallimaufries
gallimaufry
gallin
gallina
gallinaceae
gallinacean
gallinaceans
gallinaceous
gallinaceous bird
gallinae
galline
galling
gallingly
gallinipper (current term)
gallinippers
gallinule
gallinules
galliot
galliots
gallipot
gallipots
gallise
gallised
gallises
gallising
gallite
gallium
gallium-67

Literary usage of Gallinipper

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1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"gallinipper is the common name for a large species of ... gallinipper up or down, whichever you please.—Mr. Ficklin of Illinois, House of Repr., Jan. ..."

2. Minutes of Proceedings of the Courts of Inquiry and Court Martial, in by David Porter (1825)
"I proceeded with the schooners Fox and Jackall, and the barges gallinipper and Musquito, off this harbour, and despatched Lieut. Comdt. ..."

3. History of the Navy of the United States of America by James Fenimore Cooper (1856)
"the Mosquito, Gnat, Midge, Sandfly and gallinipper. ... Stribling, in the gallinipper, was dispatched after the pirate. On the morning of the 8th of April, ..."

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