noun gos·hawk \ˈgäs-ˌhk\

Definition of GOSHAWK

:  any of several long-tailed hawks with short rounded wings; especially :  a large accipiter (Accipiter gentilis) of the northern hemisphere that is grayish-blue above with a barred white-and-gray underside and has a white stripe above and behind the eye

Origin of GOSHAWK

Middle English goshawke, from Old English gōshafoc, from gōs goose + hafoc hawk
First Known Use: before 12th century


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