from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various Eurasian birds of the family Muscicapidae that feed on insects, usually catching the insects in flight.
- n. Any of various similar American birds of the family Tyrannidae. Also called tyrant flycatcher.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several birds, of the families Muscicapidae (in Europe and Asia) and Tyrannidae (in the Americas), that catch insects in flight.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of numerous species of birds that feed upon insects, which they take on the wing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which catches or entraps flies or other winged insects.
- n. Specifically, a bird which habitually pursues and captures insects on the wing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large American birds that characteristically catch insects on the wing
- n. any of a large group of small songbirds that feed on insects taken on the wing
fly + catcher (Wiktionary)