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flitter1

[flit-er] /ˈflɪt ər/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object)
1.
to flutter.
Origin of flitter1
1535-1545
1535-45; flit + -er6

flitter2

[flit-er] /ˈflɪt ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that flits.
Origin
1535-45; flit + -er1

flitter3

[flit-er] /ˈflɪt ər/
noun
1.
fine metallic fragments, especially as used for ornamentation.
Origin
1840-50; < German

flitter4

[flit-er] /ˈflɪt ər/
noun, Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.
1.
a fritter or pancake.
Origin
apparently by dissimilation from fritter2
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  • Asaki had started to unload emergency supplies from the flitter.

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  • "I'll have everything on the tapes in the flitter," Cloud reminded.

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  • Their two alien passengers were out of the flitter as soon as he opened the bubble shield.

    Star Born Andre Norton
  • flitter's arm was long, especially from his elbow to his hand.

  • But, perhaps by now the flitter was gone, he might never reach the RS 10.

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  • He looked to the southwest where a flitter was growing larger as it approached.

    Operation Haystack Frank Patrick Herbert
  • Mayhall took the paper and looked it up and down helplessly—flitter Bill slyly watching him.

  • Did you ever see him cut circles in the air like flitter the Bat?

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  • The flitter was boring forwards on a projectile flight, into the dark of the night.

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  • I think she is just flitter and frosting—just a Christmas-card.

    The Ship Dwellers Albert Bigelow Paine
British Dictionary definitions for flitter

flitter

/ˈflɪtə/
verb
1.
a less common word for flutter
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Word Origin and History for flitter
v.

1540s, from flit with frequentative suffix. Flitter-mouse (1540s) is occasionally used in English, in imitation of German fledermaus "bat," from Old High German fledaron "to flutter." Related: Flittered; flittering. As a noun, from 1892.

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