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fish hawk

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noun
  1. osprey(def 1).

Origin of fish hawk

An Americanism dating back to 1700–10
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Examples from the Web for fish hawk

Historical Examples

  • So he turned into a fish-hawk and floated above the surface of the water.

    The Chinese Fairy Book

    Various

  • All at once, the fish-hawk was seen to poise on steady wing.

    The Kindred of the Wild

    Charles G. D. Roberts

  • The fish-hawk has no difficulty in spying his submarine prey.

    Inventions of the Great War

    A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond

  • Otherwise the fish-hawk and we were out on the same errand, with the same results.

    Palmetto-Leaves

    Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • The fish-hawk would not have harmed him under any circumstances.

    The Haunters of the Silences

    Charles G. D. Roberts


British Dictionary definitions for fish hawk

fish hawk

noun
  1. another name for the osprey
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