Definition of flying squirrel noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


flying squirrel

BrE BrE//ˌflaɪɪŋ ˈskwɪrəl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌflaɪɪŋ ˈskwɜːrəl//
Wild mammals
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a small animal like a squirrel which travels through the air between trees, spreading out the skin between its front and back legs to stop itself from falling too quickly See related entries: Wild mammals
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: flying squirrel