nighthawk

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noun night·hawk \ˈnīt-ˌhȯk\

Definition of nighthawk

  1. 1a :  any of a genus (Chordeiles and especially C. minor) of North American nightjars related to the whip-poor-willb :  a common European nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus)

  2. 2 :  a person who habitually is active late at night

Examples of nighthawk in a Sentence

  1. an all-night diner that is patronized by nighthawks from every segment of society

Illustration of nighthawk

1611

First Known Use of nighthawk

1611


NIGHTHAWK Defined for Kids

nighthawk

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noun night·hawk \ˈnīt-ˌhȯk\

Definition of nighthawk for Students

  1. :  a bird that is active at twilight and feeds on insects caught in flight



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