Definition of goshawk
: any of several long-tailed hawks with short rounded wings; especially : a large accipiter (Accipiter gentilis) of the northern hemisphere that is grayish-blue above with a barred white-and-gray underside and has a white stripe above and behind the eye
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A large raptor flushed in deep woods — perhaps a goshawk?
As physicist and co-author Suzanne Amador Kane of Haverford College explains, goshawks predominately use two pursuit strategies.
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Origin and Etymology of goshawk
Middle English goshawke, from Old English gōshafoc, from gōs goose + hafoc hawk
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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