gnawer

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gnaw +‎ -er

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gnawer (plural gnawers)

  1. A rodent or other similar type of animal that gnaws.
    • 1839, Charles Darwin, The Voyage of the Beagle, Chapter 7, [1]
      South America is characterized by possessing many peculiar gnawers [] .
    • 1947, Lloyd Glenn Ingles, Mammals of California, Stanford University Press, p. 182, [2]
      The Norway Rat is a good digger and a superb gnawer.

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