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noun

a peregrine falcon of the American subspecies Falco peregrinus anatum, noted for its especially swift flight.

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Origin of duck hawk

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15
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duck hawk

noun

a variety of peregrine falcon, Falco peregrinus anatum, occurring in North America
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