bull·​bat ˈbu̇l-ˌbat How to pronounce bullbat (audio)
: the common nighthawk (Chordeiles minor)

Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bullbat was in 1838

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Cite this Entry

“Bullbat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bullbat. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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