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squeaker

skwee ker

  • n  any artifact that makes a squeaking sound when used
    those sneakers are squeakers
    which hinge is the squeaker?
  • n  something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin

  • Won battle for White House against Richard Nixon in squeaker.
  • Will it be a squeaker or a landslide? Either way, expect the results to be challenged; both sides have dispatched tens of thousands of lawyers and observers to 12 battleground .
  • Ordinarily, Ichiro's second on-base of the eveningan otherwise undistinguished squeaker of a hitwould not have made that night's news-highlight reel, let alone become a .
Quotes

  • Steven Schier in Washington Post
    I have no evidence that this is happening,Schier said, but he added: "I'm still thinking there's a 25 percent chance that this is a squeaker race and McCain pulls it out."
  • Sigi Schmid in Seattle Post Intelligencer
    If they're playing a man up and win a squeaker and they're happy, that's good for us,Schmid said.
  • DB Sweeney in West Virginia Record
    In the script, Texas beats USC by three points 'in a squeaker,' to reference the gambling lingo John McGinley's character uses,Sweeney said. "USC would not agree to let us use their logo if their team lost the fictional game. Ridiculous as...

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