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horse·fly

also horse fly  (hôrs′flī′)
n.
Any of numerous large biting tabanid flies, the females of which feed on the blood of various mammals.

horsefly

(ˈhɔːsˌflaɪ)
n, pl -flies
(Animals) any large stout-bodied dipterous fly of the family Tabanidae, the females of which suck the blood of mammals, esp horses, cattle, and man. Also called: gadfly or cleg
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.horsefly - winged fly parasitic on horseshorsefly - winged fly parasitic on horses  
hippoboscid, louse fly - bloodsucking dipterous fly parasitic on birds and mammals
genus Hippobosca, Hippobosca - type genus of the Hippoboscidae
2.horsefly - large swift fly the female of which sucks blood of various animalshorsefly - large swift fly the female of which sucks blood of various animals
gadfly - any of various large flies that annoy livestock
Translations
نُعْرَه، ذُبابَة دواب
ovád
hestemyg
bögöly
kleggi
ovad
at sineği

horsefly

[ˈhɔːsflaɪ] N (horseflies (pl)) → tábano m

horsefly

[ˈhɔːrsflaɪ] ntaon mHorse Guards npl (British) the Horse Guards → la Garde à cheval

horsefly

[ˈhɔːsˌflaɪ] ntafano, mosca cavallina

horse

(hoːs) noun
1. a large four-footed animal which is used to pull carts etc or to carry people etc.
2. a piece of apparatus used for jumping, vaulting etc in a gymnasium.
ˈhorse-box noun
an enclosed vehicle etc used for carrying horses.
ˈhorsefly noun
a large fly that bites horses etc.
ˈhorsehair noun, adjective
(of) the hair from a horse's mane or tail. The mattress is stuffed with horsehair; a horsehair mattress.
ˈhorsemanfeminine ˈhorsewoman noun
a rider, especially a skilled one. She is a very competent horsewoman.
ˈhorsemanship noun
ˈhorseplay noun
rough and noisy behaviour or play.
ˈhorsepower (usually abbreviated to h.p.when written) noun
a standard unit used to measure the power of engines, cars etc.
horseshoe (ˈhoːʃʃuː) noun
1. a curved iron shoe for a horse.
2. something in the shape of a horseshoe. The bride was presented with a lucky silver horseshoe.
on horseback
riding on a horse. The soldiers rode through the town on horseback.
(straight) from the horse's mouth
from a well-informed and reliable source. I got that story straight from the horse's mouth.

horsefly

n (pl -flies) tábano
References in classic literature ?
He pointed to the two peasants who kept as close to him as horseflies to a horse.
Horseflies, also known as clegs, have razor sharp jaws and can inflict a very painful bite.
Horseflies and mosquitos are attracted by water, so if you're near any make sure your arms and legs are well-covered.
Wasps, hornets, horseflies, bees and mosquitoes (pictured above) are all biting insects to be wary of in the UK.
She can stop the reader cold with a stunning image, as in "Steady Summer," when "two horseflies love-buzz/a simple humid meeting/motorized sex in place.
The list goes on and on, including vampire finches, hood mocking birds, horseflies, deer flies, vampire moths, bed bugs, mites, lice, leeches, lampreys, torpedo snails, a small, transparent catfish in the Amazon River called a candiru, and more.
It seemed that all the phyla were being reborn, brown bears and ducks and worms and mosses and mushrooms and bacteria and butterflies and moths and dragonflies and horseflies and black Hies and everyday flies and snakes that slide unseen through tall grass or sleep in the dark beneath porch steps made of pine or birch and ospreys who enjoy showing off their skills and turtles who can upright a fellow turtle overturned and snoozing dogs and playful kittens and children jumping rope to rhymes the rest of us forget when we grow older and also the many fish who live silently underwater, maybe dreaming of dry land, where bigger fish would not eat them.
aerosol, from insect bites, the volume up to 200 ml Protective Spray From bites of flying blood-sucking insects (mosquitoes, midges, horseflies, midges), for application to the skin or clothing, the volume of 145 ml (spray)) ; connecting head GR-50, connecting, pressurized, hose; connecting head GR-70, connecting, pressurized, hose
The manufacturer markets Maga brand, which fights against mosquitos, ticks and horseflies and can be used directly on the clothes or skin, as well as the Defix brand, with several universal products and single-insect combat products.
Topics covered range from scorpions, spiders, ants, and bees to mites, ticks, lice, bed bugs, sand flies, biting midgies, mosquitoes, and horseflies.
Notes on Tabanus molestus and related horseflies with a prominent single row of triangles on the abdomen.
The Trust labelled 2014 the "year of the biting fly", with horseflies and mosquitoes benefiting from the warm and often wet summer, while slugs, swallows and house martins, and frogs and toads all did well.