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  • n. Any hawk supposed to prey of poultry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any hawk that preys upon poultry. Also called chicken-hawk.


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  • A name given in the United States to various species of hawks, especially to the Red-Tailed and Red-Shouldered Hawks.

    August 4, 2009