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Beetle - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Beetle' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Beetle [ v. i.]
- To extend over and beyond the base or support; to overhang; to jut.
2 . Beetle [ v. t.]
- A heavy mallet, used to drive wedges, beat pavements, etc.
- A machine in which fabrics are subjected to a hammering process while passing over rollers, as in cotton mills; -- called also beetling machine.
- To beat with a heavy mallet.
- To finish by subjecting to a hammering process in a beetle or beetling machine; as, to beetle cotton goods.
- Any insect of the order Coleoptera, having four wings, the outer pair being stiff cases for covering the others when they are folded up. See Coleoptera.

Meaning of 'Beetle' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . beetle [ v]
Meaning (1):
- fly or go in a manner resembling a beetle
Example in sentence:
  • He beetled up the staircase;
  • They beetled off home
Meaning (2):
- be suspended over or hang over
Example in sentence:
  • This huge rock beetles over the edge of the town
3 . beetle [ s]
Meaning (3):
- jutting or overhanging
Example in sentence:
  • beetle brows