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Definition: Grasshopper engine
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any jumping, orthopterous insect, of the
, having large
hind legs adapted for leaping, and chewing mouth parts.
The species and genera are very numerous and some are very
destructive to crops. The former family includes the
Western grasshopper or locust (Caloptenus spretus
noted for the great extent of its ravages in the region
beyond the Mississippi. In the Eastern United States the
red-legged (Caloptenus femurrubrum
and C. atlanis
closely related species, but their ravages are less
important. They are closely related to the migratory
locusts of the Old World. See Locust
[1913 Webster +PJC]
Note: The meadow or green grasshoppers belong to the
. They have long antenn[ae], large
ovipositors, and stridulating organs at the base of the
wings in the male. The European great green grasshopper
) belongs to this family. The
common American green species mostly belong to
, and Conocephalus
2. In ordinary square or upright pianos of London make, the
escapement lever or jack, so made that it can be taken out
and replaced with the key; -- called also the hopper.
3. (Mil.) An antipersonnel mine that jumps from the ground to
body height when activated, and explodes, hurling metal
fragments over a wide area.
4. A mixed alcoholic beverage containing cr[`e]me de menthe,
light cream, and sometimes cr[`e]me de cacao. The name
comes from its light green color.
, a steam engine having a working beam
with its fulcrum at one end, the steam cylinder at the
other end, and the connecting rod at an intermediate
(Zo["o]l.) a young lobster. [Local, U.
(Zo["o]l.), cricket bird.