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sharp–shinned hawk

noun \ˈshärp-ˈshind-\

Definition of sharp–shinned hawk

  1. :  a common widely distributed American accipiter (Accipiter striatus) that is grayish above, has a chestnut breast, short rounded wings, and a tail with a notched or square tip when folded —called also sharp-shin

Circa 1812

First Known Use of sharp–shinned hawk

circa 1812

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