verb (used without object), Obsolete.
to engage in skirmishes in advance of troops of an army.
to reconnoiter; scout; survey.
[pik-er] /ˈpɪk ər/ noun 1. someone or something that . 2. a special tool or machine for fruit, vegetables, etc., from their plants. 3. a machine that fibers. 4. a person who gathers fruit, flowers, etc. 5. Slang. a player of a stringed instrument, especially a banjo. 6. Metallurgy. a pointed rod for removing a […]
[pik-er-uh l, pik-ruh l] /ˈpɪk ər əl, ˈpɪk rəl/ noun, plural (especially collectively) pickerel (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) pickerels. 1. any of several small species of pike, as Esox niger (chain pickerel) and E. americanus americanus (redfin pickerel) of eastern North America. 2. the walleye or pikeperch, Stizostedion vitreum. 3. […]
noun 1. a meadow frog, Rana palustris, common in eastern North America, similar to the leopard frog but with squarish dark spots on the back.
[pik-er-uh l-weed, pik-ruh l-] /ˈpɪk ər əlˌwid, ˈpɪk rəl-/ noun 1. any American plant of the genus Pontederia, especially P. cordata, having spikes of blue flowers, common in shallow fresh water. /ˈpɪkərəlˌwiːd; ˈpɪkrəl-/ noun 1. any of several North American freshwater plants of the genus Pontederia, esp P. cordata, having arrow-shaped leaves and purple flowers: […]
[pik-er-ing, pik-ring] /ˈpɪk ər ɪŋ, ˈpɪk rɪŋ/ noun 1. Edward Charles, 1846–1919, and his brother, William Henry, 1858–1938, U.S. astronomers. /ˈpɪkərɪŋ/ noun 1. Edward Charles. 1846–1919, US astronomer, who invented the meridian photometer 2. his brother, William Henry. 1858–1938, US astronomer, who discovered Phoebe, the ninth satellite of Saturn, and predicted (1919) the existence and […]