Definition of razorbill in English:

Share this entry

razorbill

Pronunciation: /ˈreɪzəbɪl/

noun

A black-and-white auk (seabird) with a deep bill that is said to resemble a cut-throat razor, found in the North Atlantic and Baltic Sea.
  • Alca torda, family Alcidae.
Example sentences
  • Along thousands of miles of coastline, you will see colonies of seabirds clustered in cliffs - gannets, puffins, guillemots, razorbills, and kittiwakes.
  • Bempton is the largest seabird colony in England and is home to a breathtaking array of gannets, razorbills, and puffins.
  • It was the noise of thousands of baby cormorants, razorbills, gannets and guillemots, demanding food from their nests on the cliffs.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: razor|bill

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.