Definition of windhover in English:

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windhover

Pronunciation: /ˈwindˌhəvər/

noun

British dialect
A kestrel.
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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Syllabification: wind·hov·er

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