- 1 • informal An astronomer or astrologer.More example sentences
- The telescopes will be available to the public on the first Friday of every month to give fledgling stargazers an insight into astronomy.
- One of the stargazers was solar astronomer, Professor John Parkinson, from Sheffield Hallam University in England.
- Astronomers, astronauts, and old-fashioned stargazers will be on hand to help them explore the romance of the night sky.
- 2Australian • informal A horse that turns its head when galloping.More example sentences
- The small sail at the top of a mast was called a stargazer, and so is a Mediterranean fish with eyes set at the top of its head, and a horse that holds its head back.
- 3A fish of warm seas that normally lies buried in the sand with only its eyes, which are on top of the head, protruding:
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- ● a widely distributed fish that has electric organs (family Uranoscopidae: several genera). ● (sand stargazer) a western Atlantic fish (family Dactyloscopidae: several genera).
- Dactyloscopids derive their common name, sand stargazers, from their eyes, which protrude from the tops of their heads, sometimes on stalks.
- A closely related Mediterranean fish, with similar characteristics and uses, is Uranoscopus scaber, the stargazer, so called because its eyes look upwards even more markedly than those of the weevers.
- Emperor shrimp danced over sea cucumbers' backs and stargazers gazed into the blackness with their sad smiles.
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- Take 43-year-old Linda Ransome - by day she is an IT consultant, but by night she can still be found stargazing.
- We lay on the drive stargazing and saw a shooting star.
- Or spend a more subdued evening stargazing through the telescope in your suite before getting cozy in front of the wood-burning fireplace.
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