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[n] the act of moving back and forth
[n] North American woodpecker
[n] a momentary flash of light
[v] move back and forth very rapidly, as of a candle
[v] flash intermittently; "The lights flicked on and off"
[v] shine unsteadily; "The candle flickered"

Misc. Definitions

\Flick"er\ (-[~e]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Flickered} (-[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Flickering}.] [OE. flikeren, flekeren, to flutter, AS. flicerian, flicorian, cf. D. flikkeren to sparkle. [root]8
4. Cf. Flacker.]
1. To flutter; to flap the wings without flying. And flickering on her nest made short essays to sing. --Dryden.
2. To waver unsteadily, like a flame in a current of air, or when about to expire; as, the flickering light. The shadows flicker to fro. --Tennyson.
\Flick"er\, n.
1. The act of wavering or of fluttering; flucuation; sudden and brief increase of brightness; as, the last flicker of the dying flame.
2. (Zo["o]l.) The golden-winged woodpecker ({Colaptes aurutus}); -- so called from its spring note. Called also {yellow-hammer}, {high-holder}, {pigeon woodpecker}, and {yucca}. The cackle of the flicker among the oaks. --Thoureau.

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