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lap·wing

 (lăp′wĭng′)
n.
Any of several medium-sized shorebirds of the widely distributed genus Vanellus, having distinctive deep wing beats, especially the northern lapwing.

[By folk etymology from Middle English lapwink, hoopoe, lapwing, from Old English hlēapewince : hlēapan, to leap + *wincan, to waver.]

lapwing

(ˈlæpˌwɪŋ)
n
(Animals) any of several plovers of the genus Vanellus, esp V. vanellus, typically having a crested head, wattles, and spurs. Also called: green plover, pewit or peewit
[C17: altered form of Old English hlēapewince plover, from hlēapan to leap + wincian to jerk, wink1]

lap•wing

(ˈlæpˌwɪŋ)

n.
any of several large plovers of the genus Vanellus, esp. V. vanellus, of Eurasia and N Africa, having a long, upcurved crest, an erratic, flopping flight, and a shrill cry.
[before 1050; Middle English, variant (by association with wing) of lapwinke]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lapwing - large crested Old World plover having wattles and spurslapwing - large crested Old World plover having wattles and spurs
plover - any of numerous chiefly shorebirds of relatively compact build having straight bills and large pointed wings; closely related to the sandpipers
genus Vanellus, Vanellus - Eurasian lapwings
Translations

lapwing

[ˈlæpwɪŋ] Navefría f

lapwing

nKiebitz m

lapwing

[ˈlæpˌwɪŋ] npavoncella
References in classic literature ?
He knew that "a lapwing runs close by the ground," that choughs are "russet-pated.
He regularly invites parties of schoolchildren to his farm to learn about the work with lapwings.
Lorna Baggett, people and wildlife officer at Parc Slip said: "We know that Lapwings are in trouble - their habitat is depleted and their numbers are dwindling because they are failing to successfully raise any chicks.
I am not sure why Scoter remained unexplained," said Ray Reedman, author of Lapwings, Loons and Lousy Jacks: The How & Why of Bird Names.
Our lapwings risk extinction I WRITE in response to the letter by R Betteridge (Mail, February 28) headlined 'I wish lapwings would come back'.
Masked Lapwings produce precocial and nidifugous chicks that remain with the adults on defended territories until fledging (Marchant and Higgins 1993; Tomas 1969).
Lapwings, oystercatchers, snipe and curlew are all at their lowest numbers since the British Breeding Bird Survey of more than 100 bird species started in the early 1990s, the results for 2011 have shown.
BAD weather has killed scores of curlew and lapwings in recent months, it emerged yesterday.
Unfortunately lapwings can fly right in front of passing vehicles and every year many of these beautiful birds are killed when they collide with cars.
The lapwings had an almost electronic sound - a mixture of a radio set being tuned in and an 80s video game being played.
MOOR HOUSE UPPER TEESDALE, County Durham: Golden plovers, lapwings and oystercatchers return to their nesting areas in early spring.