Definitions for: Scarecrow

[n] an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds

Webster (1913) Definition: Scare"crow`, n.
1. Anything set up to frighten crows or other birds from
cornfields; hence, anything terifying without danger.

A scarecrow set to frighten fools away. --Dryden.

2. A person clad in rags and tatters.

No eye hath seen such scarecrows. I'll not march
with them through Coventry, that's flat. --Shak.

3. (Zo["o]l.) The black tern. [Prov. Eng.]

Synonyms: bird-scarer, scarer, strawman

See Also: effigy, image, simulacrum

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