(?), n.;
pl. Noddies (#).
[Prob. fr. nod to incline the head, either as in assent, or from drowsiness.] 1. A simpleton; a fool. L'Estrange.
Syn. -- tomnoddy.
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2. (Zol.) (a) Any tern of the genus Anous, as Anous stolidus. (b) The arctic fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis). Sometimes also applied to other sea birds.
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3. An old game at cards. Halliwell.
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4. A small two-wheeled one-horse vehicle.
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5. An inverted pendulum consisting of a short vertical flat spring which supports a rod having a bob at the top; -- used for detecting and measuring slight horizontal vibrations of a body to which it is attached.
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