- a vertical half-rise out of the water performed by a whale in order to view the surroundings.
- a springing bounce in tall grasses performed by certain land mammals, as foxes and wolves, to view the surroundings.
verb (used without object), spy·hopped, spy·hop·ping.
to perform such a rise or bounce.
Origin of spyhop
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