any of several predacious seabirds of the genus Fregata, having fully webbed feet.
- Also called man-o'-war bird.
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How to use frigate bird in a sentence
One time a great frigate bird perched on a curtain rod and ballooned its ruby red throat up to the size of an elephant’s goiter.
The humming-bird represents the perfection of one method, the frigate bird of the other, and in his own line each is unrivaled.
Even the living frigate bird blends the early joints of the backbone into a compact mass like a sacrum.Dragons of the Air | H. G. Seeley
All day they skimmed like a frigate bird across the face of Canada, at an altitude of about two thousand feet.Doctor Jones' Picnic | S. E. Chapman
He concluded the lesson by descending a dizzy flight of ledges to rob the nest of a frigate bird.Into the Primitive | Robert Ames Bennet
But these birds and the frigate bird are sea and ocean species, and, with rare exceptions, are able to rest upon the waters.Poachers and Poaching | John Watson
British Dictionary definitions for frigate bird
any bird of the genus Fregata and family Fregatidae, of tropical and subtropical seas, having a long bill with a downturned tip, a wide wingspan, and a forked tail: order Pelecaniformes (pelicans, cormorants, etc): Also called: man-of-war bird
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