gopher: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (gō'fur), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several ground squirrels of the genus Citellus, of the prairie regions of North America.
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  5. (cap.) a native or inhabitant of Minnesota (used as a nickname).
    1. to mine unsystematically.
    2. to enlarge a hole, as in loose soil, with successively larger blasts.


Pronunciation: (gō'fur), [key]
— n. Slang.
  1. gofer.


Pronunciation: (gō'fur), [key]
  1. a protocol for a menu-based system of accessing documents on the Internet.
  2. any program that implements this protocol.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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