1. an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds
Similar word(s): scarer
Sentences with scarecrow as a noun:
- A scarecrow set to frighten fools away. — Dryden.
- No eye hath seen such scarecrows. I'll not march with them through Coventry, that's flat. — Shakespeare.
1. (transitive) To splay rigidly outward, like the arms of a scarecrow.