Definition of water measurer in English:

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water measurer

noun

A long, thin aquatic bug that walks slowly on the surface film of water and spears small prey with its beak.
  • Genus Hydrometra, family Hydrometridae, suborder Heteroptera: several species.
Example sentences
  • Has a broader body than the water measurer and a considerably shorter head, which has largish eyes.
  • Right, the water measurer prepares to climb the mensicus by drying its non-wetting claws.
  • Other creatures inhabiting the surface film of bog pools are pond skaters, water measurers and water crickets.

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Syllabification: wa·ter meas·ur·er

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