[ flikh-tuhr ]
/ ˈflɪx tər /

verb (used without object) Scot.

(of birds) to fly feebly; flutter.
to tremble; quiver.


Discover The Influence Of Portuguese On English Via This Quiz!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following bird names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Also flight·er [flikh-tuhr] /ˈflɪx tər/.

Origin of flichter

1505–15; flicht flight1 + -er6
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