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goshawk

Line breaks: gos|hawk
Pronunciation: /ˈɡɒshɔːk
 
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Definition of goshawk in English:

noun

A large short-winged hawk, resembling a large sparrowhawk.
Example sentences
  • So why cannot hen harriers, sparrowhawks and goshawks be controlled to protect lapwings, curlews, golden plovers and, yes, pheasants and grouse?
  • Similarly shaped raptors, such as peregrine falcons and goshawks, are adept at the agile pursuit and rapid capture of birds in flight.
  • The gamekeeper, for a private shooting estate in the valley, faces 19 charges under the Wildlife Act, including 10 of killing rare peregrine falcons, goshawk and sparrowhawk.

Origin

Old English gōshafoc, from gōs 'goose' + hafoc 'hawk'.

Words that rhyme with goshawk

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