[ gos-hawk ]
/ ˈgɒsˌhɔk /


any of several powerful, short-winged hawks, as Accipiter gentilis, of Europe and America, formerly much used in falconry.

Origin of goshawk

before 1000; Middle English goshauk, Old English gōshafoc. See goose, hawk1
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British Dictionary definitions for goshawk

/ (ˈɡɒsˌhɔːk) /


a large hawk, Accipiter gentilis, of Europe, Asia, and North America, having a bluish-grey back and wings and paler underparts: used in falconry

Word Origin for goshawk

Old English gōshafoc; see goose 1, hawk 1
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