- 1A short-tailed songbird related to the wrens, frequenting fast-flowing streams and able to swim, dive, and walk under water to feed.
More example sentences
- Family Cinclidae and genus Cinclus: five species, in particular the white-throated Eurasian C. cinclus
- Swallows were chasing insects over the water and I watched dippers and grey wagtails feeding their young.
- In fall and winter, look for bald eagles, American dippers, mergansers, red-shafted Northern flickers, red-tailed hawks, and Townsend's solitaires.
- The dipper takes prey from the water's surface while swimming, and will even use its wings to ‘fly’ under water.
- 2A ladle or scoop.More example sentences
- She plunged a dipper into it and began to ladle creamy milk into the pail.
- Then, skipping the pot all together, he just put the hot water into the dipper.
- Without a word, the man reached into a bucket and pulled out a dipper full of water.
- 3A person who dips something in liquid.More example sentences
- No farmer should employ dippers unless they hold an appropriate licence.
- 4 • informal A pickpocket.More example sentences
- Isn't it time some of the big-time dippers spent some time in the slammer as well?
More definitions of dipperDefinition of dipper in:
- The US English dictionary