(in certain crustaceans and insects) an organ or part of the proboscis adapted for sucking blood or plant juices.
Origin: 1810–20; < Neo-Latin, diminutive of Latinhaustrum scoop on a water wheel, equivalent to haus-, variant stem of haurīre to scoop up, draw + -trum suffix of instrument; for formation, see castellum
a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.