[ kah-hil, key- ]

  1. an artificial fly having a quill body, golden tag, tan-spotted wings and tail, and gray hackle.

Origin of cahill

Perhaps named after its inventor

Words Nearby cahill Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use cahill in a sentence

  • Mr cahill was coming and the three would have such a jolly chat, and perhaps end up at the Hippodrome.

    Howards End | E. M. Forster
  • The Wilcoxes were represented by Charles, who witnessed the marriage settlement, and by Mr. cahill.

    Howards End | E. M. Forster
  • "The best of evenin's to you, a cushla," said Mr cahill, as he bolted the shop-door after her.

  • Dr. Thaddeus cahill's Dynamophone, an extraordinary electrical invention for producing scientifically perfect music.

  • But I wouldn't never try that expression on Dan cahill, the elevator starter, without bein' well out of his earshots.

    Gullible's Travels, Etc. | Ring W. Lardner