nicker

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nicker (plural nicker)

  1. (UK, slang) Pound sterling.
    This coat cost me 50 nicker.
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nicker (plural nickers)

  1. A soft neighing sound characteristic of a horse.

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nicker (third-person singular simple present nickers, present participle nickering, simple past and past participle nickered)

  1. To make a soft neighing sound characteristic of a horse.
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Etymology 3[edit]

nick +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

nicker (plural nickers)

  1. (obsolete, slang) One of the night brawlers of London formerly noted for breaking windows with halfpence.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Arbuthnot to this entry?)
  2. The cutting lip which projects downward at the edge of a boring bit and cuts a circular groove in the wood to limit the size of the hole that is bored.