- a peregrine falcon of the American subspecies Falco peregrinus anatum, noted for its especially swift flight.
Origin of duck hawk
An Americanism dating back to 1805–15
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- a variety of peregrine falcon, Falco peregrinus anatum, occurring in North America
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