Definition of windhover in English:

windhover

Syllabification: wind·hov·er
Pronunciation: /ˈwindˌhəvər
 
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noun

British dialect
  • A kestrel.
    More example sentences
    • Instead it is a favorite of morning, a little brown-grey falcon, called the windhover because, hurling itself headlong into the wind, it rides on the crest of that wind.
    • It has also been called grasshopper hawk, killy hawk, house hawk, rusty-crowned falcon, and windhover.
    • There is some question about the accuracy of these figures because it is possible that the windhovers migrate down to the lowlands in extreme winters.

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