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English definition of “squeaker”

squeaker

noun [C] uk   /ˈskwiː.kər/ us    /-kɚ/

squeaker noun [C] (SOUND)

a small device used inside children's toys that makes a short, high sound when it is pressedToys and dolls

squeaker noun [C] (CLOSE COMPETITION)

US a competition or race that you only just win or lose: The Buffalo Bills lost a squeaker to the Dallas Cowboys.Losing and being defeatedScoring, winning and losing in sport
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