Share this entry

field mark Syllabification: field mark

Definition of field mark in English:


A visible mark or characteristic that can be used in identifying a bird or other animal in the field.
Example sentences
  • The wing bars, eye-rings, tail spots, and rump patches of a bird are the field marks that distinguish it from every other bird.
  • The next step in identifying the critter is what you thought you should be concentrating on all the while - its field marks.

Definition of field mark in:

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.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day exemplum
Pronunciation: iɡˈzempləm
an example or model...