gofer

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gofer

One who completes errands for someone else, typically someone significantly more powerful or important. The word is an alteration of "go for." If you need anything at all, just let me know, and I'll have my gofer get it. I hate that I'm just my boss's gofer—I mean, isn't there something more important I could be doing than running around in search of a very specific pair of black socks?

gopher ball

In baseball, a pitch that the batter hits for a home run. "Gopher" is an alteration of "go for," referring either to the batter "going for" extra bases or home plate, or the ball "going for" a home run. It's 3-2—if he could just hit a gopher ball, he'd tie the game.
See also: ball, gopher

gopher

and gofer (ˈgofɚ)
1. n. someone who goes for things and brings them back. (From go for.) You got a gopher who can go get some coffee?
2. n. a dupe; a pawn; an underling. The guy’s just a gofer. He has no say in anything.

gofer

verb
See gopher

gopher ball

n. a baseball pitch that is hit as a home run. (When it is hit, the batter will go for home.) The center fielder did a dive over the fence trying to get the gopher ball.
See also: ball, gopher
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He hasn't seen a gopher yet, but I am hopeful that when he does, he will figure out a way to dig up, catch, and kill some of the pests, so I don't have to resort to setting traps or other elaborate ways to save the lawn and garden.
Gopher presence was confirmed at each active site by successful capture of a gopher, or the gopher filling traps with soil.
A gopher tortoise will use its claws to dig out of its home underneath the sandy dirt.
"It's just a very unusual circumstance, that a gopher hole allowed water to get under the roadway, which ultimately led to the collapse.
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In 1960, Siebert guided a Gopher team made up of 18 Minnesota natives to the school's second CWS championship.
Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley, California, has a gopher problem.
THIS greedy great egret can't believe its luck as it gobbles up a gopher for a sneaky lunchtime snack.
I did this once three months ago and I haven't see a gopher since.
Pete Hill walked in the fourth inning and scored the Lelands' first run of the game, propelled by a single by Nate Harris and a Gopher error.
In contrast, the ground squirrel tails didn't warm appreciably during similar taunting of a gopher snake.
Also, a call suspected to be that of a gopher frog was heard in the vicinity of W 600 on 29 June 2000 (M.
Contrary to common turtle lore, a gopher tortoise (or any other turtle) cannot crawl out of its shell and move into or regrow another, because the shell is fused to the backbone.
One example: On the Global ReLeaf site at Withlacoochee, Gocsik kicks at the once and possibly future burrow of a gopher tortoise, a large, threatened reptile dependent upon longleaf forests.
To access a gopher server, users log on to their Internet provider, then type "gopher" at the system prompt.