noun, plural lynx·es, (especially collectively) lynx for 1.
Origin of lynx
Examples from the Web for lynx
Contemporary Examples of lynx
In a Lynx, however, Harry could take part in reconnaissance missions and transport passengers.Can Harry Bury the Party Prince?
December 2, 2014
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
April 22, 2014
A Royal Navy Pilot sits inside a Lynx helicopter at RAF Odiham air base today ahead of a rehearsal for a Diamond Jubilee flypast.
Historical Examples of lynx
It was a lynx kitten, partly grown, like the cub, but not so large.
Once, the cub sprang in and sank his teeth into the hind leg of the lynx.
First for the tail of my lynx, and then a bee-line for the camp.
The lynx was uppermost, and she made a vicious snap at the boy's face.
With the disappearance of rabbits, the fox and lynx had also disappeared.The Gaunt Gray Wolf
noun plural lynxes or lynx
Word Origin for lynx
noun Latin genitive Lyncis (ˈlɪnsɪs)
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."