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sharp-shinned hawk

[ shahrp-shind ]
/ ˈʃɑrpˌʃɪnd /
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noun

a North American hawk, Accipiter striatus, having extremely slender legs, a bluish-gray back, and a white, rusty-barred breast.

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Origin of sharp-shinned hawk

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15
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