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unhood

[ uhn-hood ]

verb (used with object)

  1. to divest of a hood or covering.
  2. to remove from (a hawk) the hood used to blind it.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of unhood1

First recorded in 1565–75; un- 2 + hood 1

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Example Sentences

Off with the young falcons: wait till the first sees him; now unhood the second.

Now let the assistant unhood the hawk; and make sure that somehow or other you can put up that marked quarry when you like.

Thus, in Lathams Falconry , to hood is the term used for the blinding, to unhood for the unblinding.

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