Part of speech: noun

A bird having a chisel- like bill, that pecks holes in bark in search for insects.

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Usage examples "woodpecker":

  1. The sweet clear song of the robin, or the monotonous tapping of the brilliant crimson- headed woodpecker, alone broke the stillness of the scene; and after a time, Tom, somewhat wearied and heated by the exertion of rowing, felt inclined to yield to the spirit of rest which breathed around. - "The Young Emigrants; Madelaine Tube; The Boy and the Book; and Crystal Palace", Susan Anne Livingston Ridley Sedgwick.
  2. Oh, darn the little woodpecker! - "The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land", Ralph Connor.
  3. Owl is chief of the night; Woodpecker, with his ceaseless tattoo on the trees, is chief of the trees; Duck is chief of the water; but Eagle is chief of the day. - "Myths and Legends of the Great Plains", Unknown.