doodlebug


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

doodlebug

[′düd·əl‚bəg]
(geology)
Also known as douser.
Any unscientific device or apparatus, such as a divining rod, used to locate subsurface water, minerals, gas, or oil.
A scientific instrument used for locating minerals.
(invertebrate zoology)
The larva of an ant lion.
(mechanical engineering)
A small tractor.
A motor-driven railcar used for maintenance and repair work.
(mining engineering)
The treatment plant or washing unit of a dredge which is mounted on a pontoon and can be floated in an excavation dug by a dragline.
(ordnance)
A small military tank or utility truck.
An airborne, magnetic submarine-detecting device.
References in periodicals archive ?
The mostly residential project includes: the Doodlebug subdivision; the Oak Creek Knolls subdivision; the Schnebly Hill Road area and Red Rock Heights area; the Sierra Vista subdivision and state route 89A north to the city's boundary (the heaviest concentration of businesses and hospitality establishments); and west to the Cedar Highlands area.
In June 1944 Joe joined a team of a team dedicated to keeping the skies save from Hitler's hated rockets, known as Doodlebugs.
Gregg wrote the tune in 1944 after watching German doodlebugs flying over his home during the Second World War.
Sale topper, at 7,800gns, was Gwenog Doodlebug, a 20-month-old bull from John and Peter Howells, Llanwenog, Llanybydder.
The road was relaid and the trams removed for the trolleybus, which up Bute Road was called the Doodlebug.
AN ALARMING new chapter in warfare arrived on this day in 1944 when the first Doodlebug hit Britain.
When a doodlebug reached Middlesbrough AN article on trolley buses and the tram shed bridge prompted Harry Clark of South Bank to write.
The resulting tractor was known variously as a Doodlebug, a homemade tractor and, occasionally, a Hoover tractor, with a not-so-flattering nod to then-President Herbert Hoover.
So, I am happy to footer with my Doodlebug in this.
I escaped to help in London during the doodlebug and rocket raids in the 1940s.
On Boxing Day 1944, back in Berry Brow, another doodlebug went over.