Definition of flittermouse in English:

flittermouse

Line breaks: flitter|mouse

noun (plural flittermice)

old-fashioned term for bat2 (sense 1).
More example sentences
  • Farmers report seeing the small Flittermouse diving through clusters of bugs near their houselantern, seeming to sift out the larger flying beetles from the smaller gnats and flies with a meticulous discrimination.

Origin

mid 16th century: on the pattern of Dutch vledermuis or German Fledermaus.

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