Definition of "kangaroos" []

  • Any large herbivorous marsupial of the genus Macropus and related genera, of Australia and New Guinea, having large powerful hind legs, used for leaping, and a long thick tail: family Macropodidae (noun)
  • An Australian share, esp in mining, land, or a tobacco company (noun)
  • (of a car) to move forward or to cause (a car) to move forward with short sudden jerks, as a result of improper use of the clutch (verb)
  • Plural form of kangaroo. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "kangaroos" in a sentence
  • ""It is hoped that eventually, the kangaroos will be administered with the fertility control agent through their food,", the local minister responsible for the trial, John Hargreaves, said in a statement."
  • "The kangaroos were a curious people, resembling small donkeys with crocodile tails, sitting erect on their haunches, and moving about with a waltzing hop, which was both graceful and comical."
  • "Sgt Tuffin said residents in the street were now fearful of stray bullets hitting their houses, cars or livestock as they were unsure if the kangaroos were a deliberate target."