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Noun: beetle  bee-t(u)l
  1. Insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
     
  2. A tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden); used to drive wedges or ram down paving stones or for crushing or beating or flattening or smoothing
    - mallet
Verb: beetle  bee-t(u)l
  1. Be suspended over or hang over
    "This huge rock beetles over the edge of the town";
    - overhang
     
  2. Fly or go in a manner resembling a beetle
    "He beetled up the staircase"; "They beetled off home"
     
  3. Beat with a beetle
Adjective: beetle  bee-t(u)l
  1. Jutting or overhanging
    "beetle brows";
    - beetling

Sounds like: betel

Derived forms: beetling, beetles, beetled

See also: protrusive

Type of: beat, go, hammer, hang, insect, locomote, move, travel

Part of: Coleoptera, order Coleoptera

Encyclopedia: Beetle, Kentucky