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Definition of flicker:

  1. The act of wavering or of fluttering; flucuation; sudden and brief increase of brightness; as, the last flicker of the dying flame.
  2. The golden- winged woodpecker ( Colaptes aurutus); - so called from its spring note. Called also yellow- hammer, high- holder, pigeon woodpecker, and yucca.
  3. To flutter; to flap the wings without flying.
  4. To waver unsteadily, like a flame in a current of air, or when about to expire; as, the flickering light.


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