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duck hawk

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Definition of duck hawk in English:

noun

North American dated
The peregrine falcon.
Example sentences
  • That impressive collection includes historical images from the 1930s and 1940s of many of the eyries formerly occupied by the eastern ‘duck hawks.’
  • It was the European counterpart of our duck hawk that furnished royal sport in the Middle Ages.
  • It is exciting to watch the duck hawk in pursuit of his prey.

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