Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having broad wings.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • A hawk that fit the description of a juvenile light-morph broad-winged hawk sat for an hour on the most northeasterly branch of the most easterly tree on the island.

    Bird Cloud

  • They are the broad-winged, broad-tailed soaring hawks that are more readily seen because of their habit of circling high in the air or perching in dead trees or on telephone poles along the road.

    Rich Wolf: Boulder Predator Spotted in New York City

  • Sharp-shinned and cooper's hawks, as well as merlins, are rare, but not unheard of, and this time of year, the south-bound migration brings red-shouldered, broad-winged, and rough-legged hawks passing overhead.

    Knowing a hawk from a handsaw, pt 1

  • Sighted a probable broad-winged hawk up near my first highway overpass, although taxonomy is subject to the limitations of a bird sighted in passing at about 50 yards, edge on.

    Not, at this precise moment, raining

  • On the left, we have the "narrow-winged" models, while on the right, the "broad-winged" models.

    Life's Time Capsule: Pterosaur Gallery

  • And overhead, a group of 6-8 crows attempted ethnic cleansing, mobbing a broad-winged hawk that strayed into the wrong neighborhood.

    Note on Hillary's language. Also Stephen King's

  • The Peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) and the broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus) have been observed during the last 10 years at Paso Periquito located in the lowest point of the mountain range.

    Cordillera La Costa montane forests

  • The pheasants and partridges are clucking merrily in the long wet grass; every copse and hedgerow rings with the voice of birds, but the lark, who has been singing since midnight in the “blank height of the dark,” suddenly hushes his carol and drops headlong among the corn, as a broad-winged buzzard swings from some wooded peak into the abyss of the valley, and hangs high-poised above the heavenward songster.

    Westward Ho!

  • There were usually at least two or three broad-winged birds in the sky, urgent cries contradicting their lazy gliding.

    Distant Shores

  • At the time the Pequod was making good speed through the water; but as the broad-winged windward stranger shot nigh to her, the boastful sails all fell together as blank bladders that are burst, and all life fled from the smitten hull.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

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