Definition of nicker-pecker in US English:

nicker-pecker

(also nicker-picker, nick-a-pecker)

noun

English Regional, Midlands, Northern
  • Nicker.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Francis Grose (d. 1791), antiquary. From nicker, of uncertain origin + pecker.

Pronunciation

nicker-pecker

/ˈnɪkəpɛkə/