noun, plural lynx·es, (especially collectively) lynx for 1.
Origin of lynx
Examples from the Web for lynx
In a Lynx, however, Harry could take part in reconnaissance missions and transport passengers.
The Lynx can be refueled like a car and will be able to fly four times a day.
I went to see the Lynx being built at Mojave Air and Space Port, near Edwards Air Force Base in the California desert.
Some are also unhappy about the Italian sale of Lynx armored personnel carriers to Russia.Germany Helped Prep Russia for War, U.S. Sources Say|Josh Rogin|April 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A Royal Navy Pilot sits inside a Lynx helicopter at RAF Odiham air base today ahead of a rehearsal for a Diamond Jubilee flypast.
The only other beast that I can think of at this moment which has tufted ears is the lynx.Concerning Animals and Other Matters|E.H. Aitken, (AKA Edward Hamilton)
The Canadian lynx (peeshew) is a timid but well-armed animal, which preys upon the American hare.
Raften now pulled out his purse and as magistrate paid over with evident joy the $5 bounty due for killing the Lynx.Two Little Savages|Ernest Thompson Seton
If I am not satisfied, she insists on my fighting you; and if I am, she is determined to make Mrs. Lynx beg her pardon.Married Life|John Baldwin Buckstone
But, if the crow was as quick as lightning, the lynx was as swift as thought, and lo!Curious Creatures in Zoology|John Ashton
British Dictionary definitions for lynx (1 of 2)
noun plural lynxes or lynx
Word Origin for lynx
British Dictionary definitions for lynx (2 of 2)
noun Latin genitive Lyncis (ˈlɪnsɪs)
Word Origin and History for lynx
mid-14c., from Latin lynx (source of Spanish, Portuguese, Italian lince), from Greek lyngz, perhaps from PIE *leuk- "light" (see light (n.)), in reference to its gleaming eyes or its ability to see in the dark.
If that men hadden eyghen of a beeste that highte lynx, so that the lokynge of folk myghte percen thurw the thynges that withstonden it. [Chaucer's "Boethius," c.1380]
Cf. Lithuanian luzzis, Old High German luhs, German luchs, Old English lox, Dutch los, Swedish lo "lynx."