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Definition of "gopher" []

  • Any of various short-tailed, burrowing rodents of the family Geomyidae of North America, having fur-lined external cheek pouches. Also called pocket gopher. (noun)
  • Any of various ground squirrels of the genus Citellus of North American prairies. (noun)
  • Any of several burrowing tortoises of the genus Gopherus, especially G. polyphemus of the southeast United States. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gopher" in a sentence
  • "New versions of the UMN UNIX gopher and gopher+ software have been released that provide bug fixes and correct these security problems."
  • "If you have further questions regarding UMN UNIX gopher or gopher+ software, send e-mail to: [email protected] micro.umn.edu"
  • "The CERT Coordination Center has received information concerning vulnerabilities in versions of the UMN UNIX gopher and gopher+ server and client available before August 6, 1993."