razorbill

noun
ra·​zor·​bill | \ ˈrā-zər-ˌbil How to pronounce razorbill (audio) \

Definition of razorbill

: a North Atlantic auk (Alca torda) with the plumage black above and white below and a compressed sharp-edged bill

called also razor-billed auk

Examples of razorbill in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those visitors who do come are likely to spot an abundance of wildlife, including dolphins, whales, seals, sheep herds numbering in the hundreds, razorbills, flocks of geese and more. Shivani Vora, chicagotribune.com, "Skip the much-visited Irish cliffs for taller, less-touristed crags," 20 Aug. 2019 Those visitors who do come are likely to spot an abundance of wildlife, including dolphins, whales, seals, sheep herds numbering in the hundreds, razorbills, flocks of geese and more. Shivani Vora, chicagotribune.com, "Skip the much-visited Irish cliffs for taller, less-touristed crags," 20 Aug. 2019 Those visitors who do come are likely to spot an abundance of wildlife, including dolphins, whales, seals, sheep herds numbering in the hundreds, razorbills, flocks of geese and more. Shivani Vora, chicagotribune.com, "Skip the much-visited Irish cliffs for taller, less-touristed crags," 20 Aug. 2019 Those visitors who do come are likely to spot an abundance of wildlife, including dolphins, whales, seals, sheep herds numbering in the hundreds, razorbills, flocks of geese and more. Shivani Vora, chicagotribune.com, "Skip the much-visited Irish cliffs for taller, less-touristed crags," 20 Aug. 2019 Those visitors who do come are likely to spot an abundance of wildlife, including dolphins, whales, seals, sheep herds numbering in the hundreds, razorbills, flocks of geese and more. Shivani Vora, chicagotribune.com, "Skip the much-visited Irish cliffs for taller, less-touristed crags," 20 Aug. 2019 Those visitors who do come are likely to spot an abundance of wildlife, including dolphins, whales, seals, sheep herds numbering in the hundreds, razorbills, flocks of geese and more. Shivani Vora, chicagotribune.com, "Skip the much-visited Irish cliffs for taller, less-touristed crags," 20 Aug. 2019 Those visitors who do come are likely to spot an abundance of wildlife, including dolphins, whales, seals, sheep herds numbering in the hundreds, razorbills, flocks of geese and more. Shivani Vora, chicagotribune.com, "Skip the much-visited Irish cliffs for taller, less-touristed crags," 20 Aug. 2019 Those visitors who do come are likely to spot an abundance of wildlife, including dolphins, whales, seals, sheep herds numbering in the hundreds, razorbills, flocks of geese and more. Shivani Vora, Washington Post, "Skip the much-visited Irish cliffs for taller, less-touristed crags," 15 Aug. 2019

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1671, in the meaning defined above

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28 Nov 2019

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“Razorbill.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/razorbill. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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