Definition for harrier (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for harrier
But to do VL, the engine thrust must be pointed straight downward, and the jet is twice the size of a Harrier.Why Can’t America’s Newest Stealth Jet Land Like It’s Supposed To?|Bill Sweetman|May 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Remember the Harrier jump jet, the vertical takeoff and landing craft the British designed and Hollywood made famous?
The Dupuy brach is slender and has a narrow muzzle, as if it had some harrier blood in its veins.
The harrier of the time of the Pharaohs still exists in great numbers in Kordofan, according to Brehm.
Over the harrier hovered a brown milvago hawk, a vulture-like bird in its habits, that lives by picking up unconsidered trifles.The Purple Land|W. H. Hudson
He was a born dictator and czar and hero and harrier of the human race.Rolling Stones|O. Henry
This hound, with the harrier, were for many centuries the only hunting dogs.
British Dictionary definitions for harrier (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for harrier (2 of 3)
Word Origin for harrier
British Dictionary definitions for harrier (3 of 3)
Word Origin and History for harrier
1540s, from Middle English hayrer "small hunting dog" (c.1400), possibly from Middle French errier "wanderer" [Barnhart], or associated with hare, which they would have hunted. The hawk genus (1550s) is from harry (v.), which also is a candidate for the source of the dog name.