Bick"er, n. [See Beaker.]

A small wooden vessel made of staves and hoops, like a tub.

[Prov. Eng.]

 

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Bick"er (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bickered (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Bickering.] [OE. bikeren, perh. fr. Celtic; cf. W. bicra to fight, bicker, bicre conflict, skirmish; perh. akin to E. beak.]

1.

To skirmish; to exchange blows; to fight.def> [Obs.]

Two eagles had a conflict, and bickered together. Holland.

2.

To contend in petulant altercation; to wrangle.

Petty things about which men cark and bicker. Barrow.

3.

To move quickly and unsteadily, or with a pattering noise; to quiver; to be tremulous, like flame.

They [streamlets] bickered through the sunny shade. Thomson.

 

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Bick"er, n.

1.

A skirmish; an encounter.

[Obs.]

2.

A fight with stones between two parties of boys.

[Scot.]

Jamieson.

3.

A wrangle; also, a noise,, as in angry contention.

 

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