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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Sucker


SUCK'ER, noun He or that which draws with the mouth.

1. The embolus or piston of a pump.

2. A pipe through which any thing is drawn.

3. The shoot of a plant from the roots or lower part of the stem; so called perhaps from its drawing its nourishment from the root or stem.

4. A fish, called also remora; also, a name of the Cyclopterus or lump-fish.

5. The name of a common river fish in New England.

SUCK'ER, verb transitive To strip off shoots; to deprive of suckers; as, to sucker maiz.