noun kill·deer \ˈkil-ˌdir\
plural killdeers or killdeer

Definition of KILLDEER

:  an American plover (Charadrius vociferus) characterized by two black breast bands and a plaintive penetrating cry

Illustration of KILLDEER

Origin of KILLDEER

First Known Use: 1731

Other Birds Terms

aerie, bunting, clutch, covey, hackle, ratite, rictus, ruff, skein, zygodactyl


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