pooter

All Sources -
Updated Media sources (1) About encyclopedia.com content Print Topic Share Topic
views updated

pooter A device that is used to collect and transfer small animals. It consists of a jar, sealed by a cover pierced by two tubes pointing in opposite directions. The operator sucks on the end of one tube (made flexible for convenience and the end inside the jar covered with muslin), drawing the specimen up the other (open) tube and into the jar.

views updated

pooter A device that is used to collect and transfer small animals. It consists of a jar, sealed by a cover pierced by two tubes pointing in opposite directions. The operator sucks on the end of one tube (made flexible for convenience and the end inside the jar covered with muslin), drawing the specimen up the other (open) tube and into the jar.

views updated

Pooter a person resembling Charles Pooter, whose mundane and trivial lifestyle is the subject of George and Weedon Grossmith's Diary of a Nobody (1892); a narrow, fastidious, or self-important person.