nose poke

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • nose-poke (The associated adjective, but used as verb and noun as well)

Verb[edit]

nose poke (third-person singular simple present nose pokes, present participle nose poking, simple past and past participle nose poked)

  1. (of a laboratory rodent) To make a selection in a psychological experiment by poking the nose through one of several apertures in order to break a light beam

Noun[edit]

nose poke (plural nose pokes)

  1. An instance of this activity