Bick"er (?), v. i. [imp. & p.
p. Bickered (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Bickering.] [OE. bikeren, perh. fr. Celtic; cf. W.
bicra to fight, bicker, bicre conflict, skirmish; perh. akin
to E. beak.] 1. To skirmish; to exchange blows;
to fight. [Obs.]
Two eagles had a conflict, and bickered together.
2. To contend in petulant altercation; to
Petty things about which men cark and bicker.
3. To move quickly and unsteadily, or with a
pattering noise; to quiver; to be tremulous, like flame.
They [streamlets] bickered through the sunny
Bick"er, n. [See Beaker.] A small
wooden vessel made of staves and hoops, like a tub. [Prov. Eng.]
Bick"er, n. 1. A
skirmish; an encounter. [Obs.]
2. A fight with stones between two parties of
boys. [Scot.] Jamieson.
3. A wrangle; also, a noise,, as in angry