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fish hawk

noun
1.
osprey (def 1).
Origin of fish hawk
1700-1710
An Americanism dating back to 1700-10
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  • Sometimes the eagle gets the fish hawk to do the work for him.

  • On one of the trees was a fish hawk's nest with young birds.

    The Children's Book of Birds Olive Thorne Miller
  • The Osprey, or fish hawk, feeds on fish and nothing but fish.

    What Bird is That? Frank M. Chapman
  • So I reeled in my line, laid the rod down in the boat and gave my entire attention to watching the operations of the fish hawk.

    Fish Stories Henry Abbott
  • We watched them, in concealment of course, and we saw a fish hawk capture his dinner.

    A Woman Tenderfoot Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
  • Surely enough, the sudden discordant sound startled the fish hawk, and it immediately let its prize go.

  • Just watch that fish hawk hovering over that place in the river, meaning to snatch up his dinner when he gets ready.

  • And then the fish hawk dropped the ball, and Jimmie caught it, but it was too late to put Buddy out.

    Buddy And Brighteyes Pigg Howard R. Garis
  • I guess he thinks the fish hawk will catch up the ball once more and help him to make a home run.

    Buddy And Brighteyes Pigg Howard R. Garis
  • The children recognized the fish hawk they had seen the first day they went to the sea-shore.

    Citizen Bird

    Mabel Osgood Wright and Elliott Coues
British Dictionary definitions for fish hawk

fish hawk

noun
1.
another name for the osprey
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