a small, light airplane used on low-flying missions, as for reconnaissance.
Grass·hop·per, Military. a U.S. antipersonnel mine that jumps off the ground when activated by proximate body heat and sprays shrapnel over a lethal radius of 350 feet (107 meters).
a cocktail of light cream, green crème de menthe, and white crème de menthe or crème de cacao.
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How to use grasshopper in a sentence
Gulls loved to feed on grasshoppers, and JFK had a good grasshopper hatch.
So, in Mexico — chapulines is what they’re called — you can get a taco filled with grasshoppers.
Even if a determined grasshopper sets its sights on a sensor, the air curtain would theoretically blast it off course.How the autonomous vehicle engineers at Ford are helping to make it safer to drive | By Ford Built for America | December 3, 2020 | Popular-Science
Experiments with grasshoppers and spiders, for example, have shown that the time of the day at which heating occurs can tip the ecological balance.Nights are warming faster than days. Here’s what that means for the planet. | Ula Chrobak | October 9, 2020 | Popular-Science
Back 220 million years ago, giant grasshoppers flitted about.Minecraft’s big bees don’t exist, but giant insects once did | Carolyn Wilke | May 14, 2020 | Science News For Students
Like Bieber, Assaf was discovered when he was still knee-high to a grasshopper.The Next Arab Idol: Palestine's Boy Wonder and Stereotype Buster | Maysoon Zayid | May 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
If the future reneges, people may decide that they might as well be a grasshopper, since the ant gets just as screwed.
In some tellings, the grasshopper dies; in some, the ant saves him.
At last the sermon commenced, and Llewellyn, who had imprisoned a grasshopper in a paper cage, suddenly let it hop out.Eric, or Little by Little | Frederic W. Farrar
He nearly betrayed himself once by shouting from his window at a boy who was torturing a grasshopper.The Life of Mazzini | Bolton King
The grasshopper-lark chirps all night in the height of summer.The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 1 | Gilbert White
She felt as awkward as a limping grasshopper in a crowd of butterflies.Prudy Keeping House | Sophie May
Then the grasshopper talks and is followed by others, each giving his view of life from his own individual standpoint.Little Fishers: and their Nets | Pansy
British Dictionary definitions for grasshopper
knee-high to a grasshopper informal very young or very small
an iced cocktail of equal parts of crème de menthe, crème de cacao, and cream
(modifier) unable to concentrate on any one subject for long: a grasshopper mind
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Other Idioms and Phrases with grasshopper
see knee-high to a grasshopper.
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