Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

grouse 1

n. pl. grouse or grous·es
Any of various plump, chiefly ground-dwelling gallinaceous birds of the subfamily Tetraoninae of northern North America and Eurasia, characteristically having feathered legs and nostrils and mottled plumage.

[Origin unknown.]

grouse 2

 (grous) Informal
intr.v. groused, grous·ing, grous·es
To complain; grumble.
A cause for complaint.

[Perhaps from French dialectal groucer, from Old French grouchier; see grudge.]

grous′er n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:


Informal. A person who habitually complains or grumbles:
Informal: crank, griper.
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


n (inf)Meckerfritze m/-liese f (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
References in periodicals archive ?
Company Inc., HOLARAS Hoopman, Dymax Inc, CWS Industries (Mfg) Corp., Henke Manufacturing, Grouser Products, Kenco.
Obviously, these employments gave him just enough to get by, but Rasa was not a grouser. He never complained.
where CPF is the contact pressure factor, WF is the weight factor, TEF is the traction element factor, GF is the grouser factor, WLF is the wheel load factor, CF is the clearance factor, EF is the engine factor, and TF is the transmission factor.
Because the grouser of the crawler belt comes into contact with the highest edge of the step in an oblique direction during this phase, friction is sufficiently generated (described later).
Wettergreen, "Analysis of grouser performance to develop guidelines for design for planetary rovers," in Proceedings of the in Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space (i-SAIRAS 2014, pp.
Thus, if [D.sub.rms] is over one-third of the grouser height, the failure of the track separating from the wheel will be possible.
With that, substantial influence of the grouser on roadhold properties had not been observed.
A heavy duty undercarriage, standard 23.6 inch single grouser shoe, LGP configuration, and a standard 20-feet boom with large box section complete the 71H pipelayer.
Next grouser was Philippine Medical Association President Leo Olarte who is also a lawyer.
Founders of civilisation, interim riparian cotenants of the River Nile and purveyors of the Cheops Pyramid thrice, I am proud to call myself a Couch Grouser.
The Grouser AG Pro 12-20 adjustable-width silage dozer gives the operator the ability to hydraulically extend the blade up to 6m (20 ft) wide when working on the silage pile and retract the blade to 3.7m (12 ft) wide for transport.