What does the word woodpecker mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Susan Anne Livingston Ridley Sedgwick
  2. Oh, darn the little woodpecker! – The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land by 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 by Unknown