crossbill

noun cross·bill \ ˈkrȯs-ˌbil \

Definition of crossbill

: any of a genus (Loxia of the family Fringillidae) of finches with curved mandibles that cross each other

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First Known Use of crossbill

circa 1672

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legal Definition of cross bill

see bill 3a

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