frigate bird

noun

Definition of frigate bird

  1. :  any of a family (Fregatidae, containing a single genus Fregata) of tropical seabirds having a forked tail and large wingspans that are noted for aggressively taking food from other birds

Illustration of frigate bird

1738

First Known Use of frigate bird

1738


Learn More about frigate bird


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up frigate bird? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

an alert or lookout

Get Word of the Day daily email!