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nighthawk

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noun night·hawk \-ˌhȯk\

Definition of nighthawk

  1. 1 a :  any of a genus (Chordeiles) of American nightjars related to the whip-poor-will b :  a common European nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus)

  2. 2 :  a person who habitually is active late at night



Examples of nighthawk in a sentence

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



Illustration of nighthawk

1611

First Known Use of nighthawk

1611


NIGHTHAWK Defined for Kids

nighthawk

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noun night·hawk \ˈnīt-ˌhȯk\

Definition of nighthawk for Students

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




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