any of several ground squirrels of the genus Citellus, of the prairie regions of North America.
to mine unsystematically.
to enlarge a hole, as in loose soil, with successively larger blasts.
How to use gopher in a sentence
A thirteen year old boy, living on rats and gophers and half-rotten canned food.Second Variety | Philip Kindred Dick
The rodents which are most destructive to tree seeds are the ground squirrels, the chipmunks, the mice, and the gophers.Our National Forests | Richard H. Douai Boerker
If gophers could kill dogs it would rather have gophers; when microbes kill us it will rather have microbes than people.The Wrong Twin | Harry Leon Wilson
Dogs killed gophers if they caught them, and human beings killed chickens for Sunday dinners.The Wrong Twin | Harry Leon Wilson
Thus, it was possible when comparing different kinds of pocket gophers to use only one age class of one season of one sex.Subspeciation in Pocket Gophers of Kansas, [KU. Vol. 1 No. 11] | Bernardo Villa-R
British Dictionary definitions for gopher
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