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click beetle

noun
1.
any of numerous beetles of the family Elateridae, having the ability to spring up with a clicking sound when placed on their backs.
Also called skipjack, snapping beetle.
Origin of click beetle
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65
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British Dictionary definitions for click beetle

click beetle

noun
1.
any beetle of the family Elateridae, which have the ability to right themselves with a snapping movement when placed on their backs Also called snapping beetle, skipjack See also wireworm
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