Definition of wiggler in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwiɡ(ə)lər/


1A person or thing that wiggles or causes something to wiggle.
Example sentences
  • It's this number that Marilyn does and she wasn't much of a dancer, she's just a wiggler.
1.1 Physics A magnet designed to make a beam of particles in an accelerator follow a sinusoidal path, in order to increase the amount of radiation they produce.
Example sentences
  • The wiggler converts the electron beam power into laser light.
  • As electrons used to create the laser beam are steered from the linear accelerator around a curve to a wiggler where the laser beam is produced, the electrons give off t-rays.
  • He has consulted at most of the storage ring projects around the world, many of which have installed Halbach design undulators and wigglers.
1.2US dialect An earthworm.
Example sentences
  • Okay, here goes,’ he says, swallowing an inch-long wiggler.
1.3US informal A mosquito larva.
Example sentences
  • As summer advances, the proportion of feathers in the gumbo increases, and so does the flotsam of shed skins of mosquito wigglers and dragonflies and frogs, and the floating corpses of minnows, tadpoles, and crabs.
  • Larvae, also known as wigglers, are tiny, pale and move very fast on the surface of water, says May.

Words that rhyme with wiggler

giggler, wriggler

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Syllabification: wig·gler

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