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Definition of pocket gopher
Pocket gopherPocket Pock"et, n. [OE. poket, Prov. F. & OF. poquette, F.
pochette, dim. fr. poque, pouque, F. poche; probably of
Teutonic origin. See Poke a pocket, and cf. Poach to cook
eggs, to plunder, and Pouch.]
1. A bag or pouch; especially; a small bag inserted in a
garment for carrying small articles, particularly money;
hence, figuratively, money; wealth.
2. One of several bags attached to a billiard table, into
which the balls are driven.
3. A large bag or sack used in packing various articles, as
ginger, hops, cowries, etc.
Note: In the wool or hop trade, the pocket contains half a
sack, or about 168 Ibs.; but it is a variable quantity,
the articles being sold by actual weight.
4. (Arch.) A hole or space covered by a movable piece of
board, as in a floor, boxing, partitions, or the like.
(a) A cavity in a rock containing a nugget of gold, or
other mineral; a small body of ore contained in such a
(b) A hole containing water.
6. (Nat.) A strip of canvas, sewn upon a sail so that a
batten or a light spar can placed in the interspace.
7. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Pouch.
Note: Pocket is often used adjectively, or in the formation
of compound words usually of obvious signification; as,
pocket comb, pocket compass, pocket edition, pocket
handkerchief, pocket money, pocket picking, or
Out of pocket. See under Out, prep.
Pocket borough, a borough ``owned' by some person. See
under Borough. [Eng.]
Pocket gopher (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
American rodents of the genera Geomys, and Thomomys,
family Geomyd[ae]. They have large external cheek
pouches, and are fossorial in their habits. they inhabit
North America, from the Mississippi Valley west to the
Pacific. Called also pouched gopher.
Pocket mouse (Zo["o]l.), any species of American mice of
the family Saccomyid[ae]. They have external cheek
pouches. Some of them are adapted for leaping (genus
Dipadomys), and are called kangaroo mice. They are
native of the Southwestern United States, Mexico, etc.
Pocket piece, a piece of money kept in the pocket and not
Pocket pistol, a pistol to be carried in the pocket.
Pocket sheriff (Eng. Law), a sheriff appointed by the sole
authority of the crown, without a nomination by the judges
in the exchequer. --Burrill. pocket gopherGopher Go"pher, n. [F. gaufre waffle, honeycomb. See
1. One of several North American burrowing rodents of the
genera Geomys and Thomomys, of the family
Geomyid[ae]; -- called also pocket gopher and pouched
rat. See Pocket gopher, and Tucan.
Note: The name was originally given by French settlers to
many burrowing rodents, from their honeycombing the
2. One of several western American species of the genus
Spermophilus, of the family Sciurid[ae]; as, the gray
gopher (Spermophilus Franklini) and the striped gopher
(S. tridecemlineatus); -- called also striped prairie
squirrel, leopard marmot, and leopard spermophile.
3. A large land tortoise (Testudo Carilina) of the Southern
United States, which makes extensive burrows.
4. A large burrowing snake (Spilotes Couperi) of the
Southern United States.
Gopher drift (Mining), an irregular prospecting drift,
following or seeking the ore without regard to regular
grade or section. --Raymond.
Meaning of pocket gopher from wikipedia
- Pocket gophers
, commonly referred
to as just gophers
, are burrowing rodents
of the family
35 species, all endemic
- Botta's pocket gopher
(Thomomys bottae) is a pocket gopher native
to western North
America. It is also known
in some sources
as valley pocket gopher
- The plains pocket gopher
(Geomys bursarius) is one of 35 species
of pocket gophers
, so named
to their externally
located, fur-lined ch****...
- The smooth-toothed pocket gophers
Thomomys, are so called because
they are among
the only pocket gophers without grooves
- The Tacoma pocket gopher
tacomensis), was a subspecies
of the Mazama pocket gopher
that was restricted
to a few isolated
- The northern pocket gopher
(Thomomys talpoides) was first described
and Clark, who encountered
it on April
9, 1805 at the mouth
- The camas pocket gopher
(Thomomys bulbivorus), also known
as the camas
rat or Willamette Valley gopher
, is a rodent, the largest member
in the genus
- The southeastern pocket gopher
(Geomys pinetis) is a species
of pocket gopher
that is native
to the southeastern United
States. It occurs
in Alabama, Georgia...
- The Mazama pocket gopher
(Thomomys mazama) is a smooth-toothed pocket gopher restricted
to the Pacific
Northwest. The species ranges
- Baird’s pocket gopher
or the Louisiana pocket gopher
(Geomys breviceps) is a species
of pocket gopher
that is native
to the southern United
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