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harrier

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noun har·ri·er \ˈher-ē-ər, ˈha-rē-\

Definition of harrier

  1. 1 :  any of a breed of hunting dogs resembling a small English foxhound and originally bred for hunting rabbits

  2. 2 :  a runner on a cross-country team



Origin and Etymology of harrier

irregular from 1hare


First Known Use: 1542


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harrier

noun har·ri·er

Definition of harrier

  1. :  any of a genus (Circus) of slender hawks having long angled wings and long legs and feeding chiefly on small mammals, reptiles, and insects



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Origin and Etymology of harrier

alteration of harrower, from 1harrow


First Known Use: 1556


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harrier

noun har·ri·er

Definition of harrier

  1. :  one that harries



1596

First Known Use of harrier

1596


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