- a small, short-winged European hawk, Accipiter nisus, that preys on smaller birds.
- American kestrel.
Origin of sparrow hawk
Examples from the Web for sparrow hawk
Historical Examples of sparrow hawk
And with his bundle of belongings on his shoulder, he hurried off to where the Sparrow-hawk lay.
There is not a trawler in the North Sea catches more fish than the Sparrow-hawk.
It is because he has won the prize so often that he is called the Sparrow-hawk.King Arthur and His Knights
Maude L. Radford
My idea is, to send out the Sparrow-Hawk, being so fast a sailer.
Captain Irving recognised the Sparrow-Hawk, and immediately came on board.
- a very small North American falcon, Falco sparverius, that is closely related to the kestrels