2. [syn: close call, close shave, squeak, squeaker, narrow escape]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Squeaker \Squeak"er\ (-[~e]r), n.
1. One who, or that which, squeaks.
2. (Zool.) The Australian gray crow shrike (Strepera
anaphonesis); -- so called from its note.
(a) A contest won by a small margin.
(b) A narrow escape from harm. [Colloq.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: any artifact that makes a squeaking sound when used; "those
sneakers are squeakers"; "which hinge is the squeaker?"
2: something achieved (or escaped) by a narrow margin [syn:
close call, close shave, squeak, squeaker, narrow