Definition of mastiff bat in English:

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mastiff bat

noun

1A heavily built free-tailed bat with a broad muzzle, found mainly in America and Australasia.
  • Eumops, Molossus, and other genera, family Molossidae: several species
Example sentences
  • This one's a mastiff bat,’ says a zoologist with the Wildlife Conservation Society.
  • The zoologist and his collaborator use the handheld bat detector to catalog the calls of bats such as this mastiff bat.
1.1 another term for bulldog bat.
Example sentences
  • Two species (placed in a single genus) make up this family, the members of which are called bull-dog or mastiff bats.

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