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Definition of Urchin


  1. A hedgehog.
  2. A sea urchin. See Sea urchin.
  3. A mischievous elf supposed sometimes to take the form a hedgehog.
  4. A pert or roguish child; -- now commonly used only of a boy.
  5. One of a pair in a series of small card cylinders, arranged around a carding drum; -- so called from its fancied resemblance to the hedgehog.
  6. Rough; pricking; piercing.

Urchin Translations

urchin in French is bambin, gamin
urchin in German is Bengel
urchin in Spanish is pilluelo
urchin in Swedish is rackarunge