noun, plural os·preys.
Origin of osprey
Examples from the Web for osprey
The most recent Osprey crash occurred April 11 during an annual exercise in Morocco, killing two Marines.
In that same year a devastating audio recording surfaced of the commanding officer of the Osprey squadron.
However, the Osprey continues today with a less-than-perfect record.
According to an NPR report, American Marines, using an Osprey aircraft, recovered one of the airmen.
The Osprey yet sat motionless on the water, and her bare masts gave no sign of making sail.For the Term of His Natural Life|Marcus Clarke
As the Osprey rose and fell with the waves, the rope became chafed on sharp edges of rock, and parted.Viking Boys|Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby
It grew larger, and became an osprey on its way to the sea in search of a fish.The Golf Course Mystery|Chester K. Steele
The Osprey is the only resident member of the order Falconiformes, and it is principally a fish eater.The Avifauna of Micronesia, Volume 3|Rollin H. Baker
Then the eagle seizes it, often before it reaches the ground, and flies off, while the osprey goes back to his fishing.The Children's Book of Birds|Olive Thorne Miller
Word Origin for osprey
fishing hawk, mid-15c., from Anglo-French ospriet, from Medieval Latin avis prede "bird of prey," from Latin avis praedæ, a generic term apparently confused with this specific bird in Old French on its similarity to ossifrage.