squeaker


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squeak·er

 (skwē′kər)
n.
1. One that squeaks.
2. Informal Something, such as an election, that is won, passed, or achieved by the narrowest of margins or at the very last moment.

squeak•er

(ˈskwi kər)

n.
1. a person or thing that squeaks.
2. a game won by a very small margin.
[1635–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.squeaker - any artifact that makes a squeaking sound when used; "those sneakers are squeakers"; "which hinge is the squeaker?"
artefact, artifact - a man-made object taken as a whole
2.squeaker - something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow marginsqueaker - something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin
accomplishment, achievement - the action of accomplishing something
Translations

squeaker

[ˈskwiːkəʳ] N (in toy etc) → chirriador m
References in classic literature ?
"Well, but I mean a four-footed Squeaker," said Mr.
San Sebastian also survived a squeaker against Letran, leaning on Ken Villapando's winning basket in a 102-101 overtime triumph.
The Cargo Movers' 10-game unbeaten streak almost ended, and for Kalei Mau, it was a squeaker that jolted them from complacency.
'If it is confined to high-level drug trafficking, it stands a good chance,' Sotto said, adding that 'it could be a squeaker, but it could pass in the Senate.'
It could be a squeaker, but it could pass in the Senate," Sotto told reporters in an interview.
They will also splash out [euro]9.99 on Christmas stockings containing a toy moose, cotton chew and squeaker bone.
As the name suggests, this ball has a squeaker inside it, and after months of playing and chewing, not a single squeaker has been silenced nor chewed out of any of the balls.
I wasn't expecting a landslide or a squeaker, but a solid convincing win.
The GOP speaker of the House retains his throne in a 109-104 squeaker over Laurie Sanborn.
To turn off the squeaker simply push in the button and strap, and to turn on the squeaker just pull out the strap.
EATING broken glass, hammering six-inch nails up his nose and being whacked by sledgehammers - it's all in a day's work for Grim Squeaker.
Bagpipe, the magnificent but terribly vain black grouse is convinced that Squeaker, the little brown mouse is dull, insignificant and inadequate.