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noun
Screamer  n.  (Zool.)
1.
Any one of three species of South American birds constituting the family Anhimidae, and the suborder Palamedeae. They have two spines on each wing, and the head is either crested or horned. They are easily tamed, and then serve as guardians for other poultry. The crested screamers, or chajas, belong to the genus Chauna. The horned screamer, or kamichi, is Palamedea cornuta.
2.
Something so remarkable as to provoke a scream, as of joy. (Slang)
3.
An exclamation mark. (Printer's Slang)






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Screamer" Quotes from Famous Books



... can be discovered or imagined; and bear ever in mind that each day is wearing off a good portion of the distance which withholds you from your destination. The best point of a voyage by steam is its brevity; wherefore, I pray you, Mr. Darius Davidson, to hurry up that new steamer or screamer that is to cross the Atlantic in a week. I shall want to be getting home next August ...
— Glances at Europe - In a Series of Letters from Great Britain, France, Italy, - Switzerland, &c. During the Summer of 1851. • Horace Greeley



Words linked to "Screamer" :   family Anhimidae, newspaper headline, waterbird, Anhima cornuta, headline, crested screamer, bellower, yeller, screecher, striking, hit, bawler, water bird, hitting, Anhimidae, scorcher, waterfowl, communicator



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