|1.||[ noun ] (zoology) insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings|
|Related terms:||insect ladybug leaf_beetle ground_beetle firefly whirligig_beetle weevil carpet_beetle clerid_beetle lamellicorn_beetle elaterid_beetle water_beetle deathwatch_beetle long-horned_beetle tiger_beetle blister_beetle bark_beetle rove_beetle anoplophora_glabripennis Coleoptera|
|2.||[ adjective ] jutting or overhanging|
|3.||[ verb ] be suspended over or hang over|
"This huge rock beetles over the edge of the town"
|Related terms:||hang overhang|
|4.||[ noun ] a tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden); used to drive wedges or ram down paving stones or for crushing or beating or flattening or smoothing|
|Related terms:||hammer mallet gavel|
|5.||[ verb ] fly or go in a manner resembling a beetle|
"He beetled up the staircase" "They beetled off home"
|6.||[ verb ] beat with a beetle|