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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fid·dler n.
 1. One who plays on a fiddle or violin.
 2. Zool. A burrowing crab of the genus Gelasimus, of many species. The male has one claw very much enlarged, and often holds it in a position similar to that in which a musician holds a fiddle, hence the name; -- called also fiddler crab, calling crab, soldier crab, and fighting crab.
 3. Zool. The common European sandpiper (Tringoides hypoleucus); -- so called because it continually oscillates its body.
 Fiddler crab. Zool. See Fiddler, n., 2.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a musician who plays the violin [syn: violinist]
      2: someone who manipulates in a nervous or unconscious manner
         [syn: twiddler]
      3: an unskilled person who tries to fix or mend [syn: tinkerer]