sharp-shinned hawk

sharp-shinned hawk

[shahrp-shind]
noun
a North American hawk, Accipiter striatus, having extremely slender legs, a bluish-gray back, and a white, rusty-barred breast.

Origin:
1805–15, Americanism

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To sharp-shinned hawk
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: sharp-set
Next Definition: sharp-shooter
Words Near: sharp-shinned hawk
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for sharp-shinned hawk
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing sharp-shinned hawk
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature