bullbat

[ boo l-bat ]
/ ˈbʊlˌbæt /
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noun


Nearby words

  1. bullamakanka,
  2. bullarium,
  3. bullary,
  4. bullate,
  5. bullbaiting,
  6. bullboat,
  7. bullbrier,
  8. bullbucker,
  9. bulldog,
  10. bulldog ant

Origin of bullbat

1830–40, Americanism; said to be so called from the noise it makes when flying. See bull1, bat2

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British Dictionary definitions for bullbat

bullbat

/ (ˈbʊlˌbæt) /

noun

another name for nighthawk (def. 1)
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