Definition of pooter in English:

pooter

noun

Biology
  • A bottle for collecting small insects and other invertebrates, having one tube through which they are sucked into the bottle and another, protected by muslin or gauze, which is sucked.

    • ‘They were each given a pooter, a plastic device which they could use to suck unsuspecting insects into a tube so they could be examined closely.’

Origin

1930s: said to be from the name of William Poos (1891–1987), American entomologist.

Pronunciation:

pooter

/ˈpuːtə/