Meaning of woodpecker

wood•peck•er

Pronunciation: (wood'pek"ur), [key]
— n.
  1. any of numerous climbing birds of the family Picidae, having a hard, chisellike bill that it hammers repeatedly into wood in search of insects, stiff tail feathers to assist in climbing, and usually more or less boldly patterned plumage.
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