Definitions for: Darter


[n] a person or other animal that moves abruptly and rapidly; "squirrels are darters"
[n] fish-eating bird of warm inland waters having a long flexible neck and slender sharp-pointed bill



Webster (1913) Definition: Dart"er, n.
1. One who darts, or who throw darts; that which darts.

2. (Zo["o]l.) The snakebird, a water bird of the genus
Plotus; -- so called because it darts out its long,
snakelike neck at its prey. See Snakebird.

3. (Zo["o]l.) A small fresh-water etheostomoid fish. The
group includes numerous genera and species, all of them
American. See Etheostomoid.

Synonyms: anhinga, snakebird

See Also: Anhinga anhinga, animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna, genus Anhinga, pelecaniform seabird, water turkey

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