[ spahy-hop ]

    • 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.
  1. to perform such a rise or bounce.

Origin of spyhop


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