any of the small, pugnacious, spiny-backed fishes of the family Gasterosteidae, inhabiting northern fresh waters and sea inlets, the male of which builds and guards the nest.
any small teleost fish of the family Gasterosteidae, such as Gasterosteus aculeatus (three-spined stickleback) of rivers and coastal regions and G. pungitius (ten-spined stickleback) confined to rivers. They have a series of spines along the back and occur in cold and temperate northern regions
noun 1. a person who insists on something unyieldingly (usually followed by for): a stickler for ceremony. 2. any puzzling or difficult problem. noun 1. (usually foll by for) a person who makes insistent demands: a stickler for accuracy 2. a problem or puzzle: the investigation proved to be a stickler
- Stickler syndrome
Stickler syndrome Stick·ler syndrome (stĭk’lər) n. See hereditary progressive arthro-ophthalmopathy.
noun 1. Gustav [guhs-tahv,, goo s-tahf] /ˈgʌs tɑv,, ˈgʊs tɑf/ (Show IPA), 1858–1942, U.S. furniture designer, architect, and leader of the Arts and Craft Movement in America.
noun, plural stickmen [stik-men, -muh n] /ˈstɪkˌmɛn, -mən/ (Show IPA) 1. croupier (def 1).