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nighthawk

noun night·hawk \-ˌhk\

Definition of NIGHTHAWK

1
a :  any of a genus (Chordeiles) of American nightjars related to the whip-poor-will
b :  a common European nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus)
2
:  a person who habitually is active late at night

Examples of NIGHTHAWK

  1. <an all-night diner that is patronized by nighthawks from every segment of society>

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First Known Use of NIGHTHAWK

1611
NIGHTHAWK Defined for Kids

nighthawk

noun night·hawk \ˈnīt-ˌhk\

Definition of NIGHTHAWK for Kids

:  a bird that is active at twilight and feeds on insects caught in flight

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