fish hawk

Origin of fish hawk

An Americanism dating back to 1700–10

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

How to use fish hawk in a sentence

  • Only the eagles' nests upon the fierce dizzy pinnacles in the Yosemite surpass the home of the fish-hawk in unawed boldness.

    Roof and Meadow | Dallas Lore Sharp
  • As they sat there Jack saw, not far off and up the Arm, a fish-hawk dropping through the air to seize a fish.

    Jack the Young Canoeman | George Bird Grinnell
  • The fish-hawk seemed to avoid these attacks easily, but perhaps they made it nervous, and presently it dropped its prey.

    Jack the Young Canoeman | George Bird Grinnell
  • On the very tip-top of this, proudly above all possibility of capture, a fish-hawk's nest is built.

    Palmetto-Leaves | Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • There swoops down a fish-hawk; and we see him bearing aloft a silvery fish, wriggling and twisting in his grasp.

    Palmetto-Leaves | Harriet Beecher Stowe

British Dictionary definitions for fish hawk

fish hawk

  1. another name for the osprey

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