goshawk
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈɡɒshɔːk/
  • (CA) IPA: /ˈɡɑshɑk/
Noun

goshawk (plural goshawks)

  1. Any of several birds of prey, principally in the genus Accipiter.
    • 1820, [Walter Scott], chapter II, in The Abbot. [...] In Three Volumes, volume II, Edinburgh: Printed [by James Ballantyne & Co.] for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, […]; and for Archibald Constable and Company, and John Ballantyne, […], OCLC 963570130 ↗, page 43 ↗:
      But you heed me no more than a goss-hawk minds a yellow yoldring.
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