Part of speech: noun

A burrowing American rodent.

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Usage examples "gopher":

  1. Not long after this it was discovered that the Gopher was not at work. - "First Fam'lies of the Sierras", Joaquin Miller.
  2. Haldane was excellent company, and I had almost forgotten my fears that some untoward accident might happen, when his younger daughter asked: What is a gopher, Mr. Cotton? - "The Mistress of Bonaventure", Harold Bindloss.
  3. Well, how goes it on the gopher ranch? - "Neighbours", Robert Stead.