1. [noun] insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings

  2. [noun] 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
    Synonyms: mallet

  3. [verb] be suspended over or hang over; "This huge rock beetles over the edge of the town"
    Synonyms: overhang

  4. [verb] fly or go in a manner resembling a beetle; "He beetled up the staircase"; "They beetled off home"

  5. [verb] beat with a beetle

  6. [adjective] jutting or overhanging; "beetle brows"
    Synonyms: beetling


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