Definition of dabchick :
A small water bird ( Podilymbus podiceps), allied to the grebes, remarkable for its quickness in diving; - called also dapchick, dobchick, dipchick, didapper, dobber, devil- diver, hell- diver, and pied- billed grebe.
- The dabchick, a slender bird, haunts the pond here too, diving even more quickly than the moorhen. - "Wild Life in a Southern County", Richard Jefferies.
- A damp, rheumatic place, she said to herself, although she loved the river; and its backwaters, full of wild duck and dabchick and the moorhens, were enchanting places. - "Love of Brothers", Katharine Tynan.
- The water was still troubled and discoloured by his introductory adventure, and, though he ducked his head with the spirit of a dabchick, the book was missing. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.