Meaning of spyhop

spy•hop

Pronunciation: (spī'hop"), [key]
— n., v., -hopped, -hop•ping.
—n.
    1. a vertical half-rise out of the water performed by a whale in order to view the surroundings.
    2. a springing bounce in tall grasses performed by certain land mammals, as foxes and wolves, to view the surroundings.
—v.i.
  1. to perform such a rise or bounce.
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