a small model of a dog carried as a mascot in a motor vehicle, with a head so mounted that it moves up and down with the motion of the vehicle
- Nodding donkey
noun 1. (informal) (in the oil industry) a type of reciprocating pump used to extract oil from an inland well
noun 1. a showy Chinese lilac, Syringa reflexa, of the olive family, having nodding clusters of pinkish flowers.
noun 1. a rare orchid, Triphora trianthophora, of the eastern U.S., bearing three pink flowers.
- Nodding spasm
nodding spasm nod·ding spasm (nŏd’ĭng) n.