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skeeter hawk

noun

mosquito hawk

noun
1.
nighthawk (def 1).
2.
Chiefly Southern U.S.. Also called skeeter hawk. dragonfly (def 1).
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10, Americanism; so called because it feeds on nocturnal insects such as mosquitoes
Regional variation note
2. See dragonfly.
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British Dictionary definitions for skeeter-hawk

mosquito hawk

noun
1.
another name for nighthawk (sense 1)
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