Synonyms of beetle


1. beetle, insect

usage: insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings

2. mallet, beetle, hammer

usage: a tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden); used to drive wedges or ram down paving stones or for crushing or beating or flattening or smoothing


1. overhang, beetle, hang

usage: be suspended over or hang over; "This huge rock beetles over the edge of the town"

2. beetle, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: fly or go in a manner resembling a beetle; "He beetled up the staircase"; "They beetled off home"

3. beetle, beat

usage: beat with a beetle


1. beetle, beetling, protrusive (vs. intrusive)

usage: jutting or overhanging; "beetle brows"

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Definition and meaning of beetle (Dictionary)