jerrymander

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

jerrymander (third-person singular simple present jerrymanders, present participle jerrymandering, simple past and past participle jerrymandered)

  1. Alternative form of gerrymander

Noun[edit]

jerrymander (plural jerrymanders)

  1. Alternative form of gerrymander

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

jerrymander (plural jerrymanders)

  1. (Britain, dated) Synonym of camel spider (arachnid of the order Solifugae)
    • 1935, Sir John Arthur Thomson, Biology for Everyman, page 367:
      British soldiers in Egypt used to have jerrymander fights, pitting one against another.
    • 1965, J. L. Cloudsley-Thompson, Desert Life, page 31:
      My Squadron Leader's crew adopted a family of jerboas and my Troop Corporals chose a black, spider-like monster, about 3 in. long with short legs and enormous jaws, which they called a "jerrymander".
    • 2009, Gary R. Mullen, “Solpugids (Solifugae)”, in Medical and Veterinary Entomology, page 401:
      They also are known by the British terms jerrymander and jerrymunglum.