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gob·bler

 (gŏb′lər)
n.
A male turkey.
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gobbler

(ˈɡɒblə)
n
(Zoology) informal a male turkey
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gob•bler1

(ˈgɒb lər)

n.
a male turkey.
[1730–40]

gob•bler2

(ˈgɒb lər)

n.
one who consumes voraciously.
[1745–55]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gobbler - a hasty eater who swallows large mouthfuls
eater, feeder - someone who consumes food for nourishment
2.gobbler - male turkeygobbler - male turkey        
Meleagris gallopavo, turkey - large gallinaceous bird with fan-shaped tail; widely domesticated for food
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References in classic literature ?
One day, about a week before one of these feasts, he met the Supreme Gobbler, who said:
The Supreme Gobbler eyed him for a moment in silence; then he said:
With this significant remark the Supreme Gobbler left him, and thenceforward the Pious Person dreamed of himself as white meat and dark until rudely awakened by decapitation.
“Well done, a gobbler,” be cried, jumping up and affecting to embrace his bird; “I tell ‘em to poss-up, and you see ‘em dodge.
come and behold the prospect of skirting Ishmael; come and look nature boldly in the face, and not go sneaking any longer, among the prairie grass and mullein tops, like a gobbler nibbling for grasshoppers."
He was always trying to ride the colts before they were broken, teasing the turkey gobbler, seeing just how much red the bull would stand for, or how sharp the new axe was.
On our very first trip out I filmed Bob take a gorgeous gobbler after a nerve-wracking morning of being close a couple of times without a good shot.
A slow shift of the shotgun and a trigger squeeze produced my first Osceola gobbler. Those birds had never uttered a sound, and so I learned a profound lesson.
I got my first taste in California with my friend John Higley, when I arrowed my first gobbler. Unfortunately, a helpful friend finished off my bird with his shotgun.
Located a roosted gobbler? Set up in the dark as close to the roost area as possible and be quiet.
We had arrived in Kingman, Kansas, that May afternoon for the two-day spring gobbler hunt, and our group of outdoor writers was enjoying our first dinner together as we got acquainted and anticipated an exciting morning ahead.
In fact, I sometimes manage to astonish myself, missing a gobbler well inside the effective range of the 12-gauge turkey load.