SUCK'ER, n. He or that which draws with the mouth.1. The embolus or piston of a pump.2. A pipe through which any thing is drawn.3. The shoot of a plant from the roots or lower part of the stem; so called perhaps from its drawing its nourishment from the root or stem.4. A fish, called also remora; also, a name of the Cyclopterus or lump-fish.5. The name of a common river fish in New England.
SUCK'ER, v.t. To strip off shoots; to deprive of suckers; as, to sucker maiz.
- He or that which draws with the mouth.
- The embolus or piston of a pump. – Boyle.
- A pipe through which any thing is drawn. – Philips.
- The shoot of a plant from the roots or lower part of the stem; so called perhaps from its drawing its nourishment from the root or stem.
- A fish, called also remora; also, a name of the Cyclopterus or lump-fish. – Dict. Nat. Hist.
- The name of a common river fish in New England; a species of Catostomus.
A cant term for an inhabitant of Illinois.
To strip off shoots; to deprive of suckers; as to sucker maiz.
- One who, or that which, sucks; esp., one of
the organs by which certain animals, as the octopus and remora, adhere
to other bodies.
- To strip off the suckers or shoots from] to
deprive of suckers; as, to sucker maize.
- To form suckers; as,
corn suckers abundantly.
- A suckling; a sucking animal.
- The embolus, or bucket, of a pump] also,
the valve of a pump basket.
- A pipe through which anything is
- A small piece of leather, usually round,
having a string attached to the center, which, when saturated with
water and pressed upon a stone or other body having a smooth surface,
adheres, by reason of the atmospheric pressure, with such force as to
enable a considerable weight to be thus lifted by the string; -- used
by children as a plaything.
- A shoot from the roots or
lower part of the stem of a plant; -- so called, perhaps, from
diverting nourishment from the body of the plant.
one of numerous species of North American fresh-water cyprinoid fishes
of the family Catostomidæ; so called because the lips are
protrusile. The flesh is coarse, and they are of little value as food.
The most common species of the Eastern United States are the northern
sucker (Catostomus Commersoni), the white sucker (C.
teres), the hog sucker (C. nigricans), and the chub, or
sweet sucker (Erimyzon sucetta). Some of the large Western
species are called buffalo fish, red horse, black
horse, and suckerel.
- A parasite; a sponger. See def. 6,
- A hard drinker; a soaker.
- A greenhorn; one easily gulled.
- A nickname applied to a native of