English dictionary

beetle meaning and definition

BEETLE noun

Definition of beetle (noun)

  1. insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
  2. a tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden); used to drive wedges or ram down paving stones or for crushing or beating or flattening or smoothing

BEETLE verb

Definition of beetle (verb)

  1. be suspended over or hang over
    • "This huge rock beetles over the edge of the town"
    • synonyms: overhang
  2. fly or go in a manner resembling a beetle
    • "He beetled up the staircase"; "They beetled off home"
  3. beat with a beetle

BEETLE adjective

Definition of beetle (adjective)

  1. jutting or overhanging
Source: Princeton University Wordnet