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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