- nouna disease of the central nervous system affecting especially horses and cattle; characterized by an unsteady swaying gait and frequent falling• Syn: ↑staggers• Hypernyms: ↑animal disease
* * *noun plural but singular or plural in construction1.a. : stagger II 1a2.a. : dizziness accompanied by staggersb. : extreme drunkenness
* * *Vet. Pathol.1. stagger (def. 13).2. Informal. a condition of staggering and dizziness, esp. as the result of drunkenness.[1775-85, Amer.]
* * *blind staggers,2. U.S. Slang. extreme drunkenness.
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blind staggers — ☆ blind staggers n. the staggers: see STAGGER (n. 3) … English World dictionary
blind staggers — Vet. Pathol. 1. stagger (def. 13). 2. Informal. a condition of staggering and dizziness, esp. as the result of drunkenness. [1775 85, Amer.] * * * ▪ animal disease symptom of several unrelated animal diseases, in which the affected animal… … Universalium
blind staggers — blind stag·gers stag ərz n pl but sing or pl in constr a severe form of selenosis characterized esp. by impairment of vision, an unsteady gait, and a tendency of the affected animal to stand with the forehead pressing against an immovable… … Medical dictionary
blind staggers — blind′ stag′gers n. vet stagger 10) • Etymology: 1775–85, amer … From formal English to slang
blind staggers — /blaɪnd ˈstægəz/ (say bluynd staguhz) noun any of various forms of cerebral and spinal disease in horses, cattle and other animals, characterised by blindness, a staggering gait, sudden falling, etc.; megrims. Also, staggers … Australian English dictionary
staggers — A form of decompression sickness in which vertigo, mental confusion, and muscular weakness are the chief symptoms. * * * stag·gers stag ərz n pl 1) sing or pl in constr any of various abnormal conditions of domestic mamma … Medical dictionary
staggers — /ˈstægəz/ (say staguhz) noun 1. Also, blind staggers. a disease of the central nervous system in horses and some other animals, which causes loss of muscular coordination, an unsteady gait and even falling. 2. any of certain diseases marked by… … Australian English dictionary
staggers — noun a disease of the central nervous system affecting especially horses and cattle; characterized by an unsteady swaying gait and frequent falling • Syn: ↑blind staggers • Hypernyms: ↑animal disease … Useful english dictionary
blindstaggers — blind staggers pl.n. (used with a sing. verb) See stagger. * * * … Universalium
stagger — staggerer, n. /stag euhr/, v.i. 1. to walk, move, or stand unsteadily. 2. to falter or begin to give way, as in an argument or fight. 3. to waver or begin to doubt, as in purpose or opinion; hesitate: After staggering momentarily, he recognized… … Universalium