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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See merlin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The American sharp-shinned hawk (Accipiter velox or Accipiter fuscus).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the smaller hawks, about as large as a pigeon, or able to prey on birds as large as pigeons.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small falcon of Europe and America having dark plumage with black-barred tail; used in falconry

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