goshawk


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gos·hawk

 (gŏs′hôk′)
n.
Any of several large, powerful accipiters, especially the northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis), having broad rounded wings and a long tail.

[Middle English goshauk, from Old English gōshafoc : gōs, goose; see goose + hafoc, hawk; see hawk1.]

goshawk

(ˈɡɒsˌhɔːk)
n
(Animals) a large hawk, Accipiter gentilis, of Europe, Asia, and North America, having a bluish-grey back and wings and paler underparts: used in falconry
[Old English gōshafoc; see goose1, hawk1]

gos•hawk

(ˈgɒsˌhɔk)

n.
any of several robust short-winged hawks, esp. Accipiter gentilis, of North America and Eurasia.
[before 1000; Middle English goshauk, Old English gōshafoc. See goose, hawk1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goshawk - large hawk of Eurasia and North America used in falconrygoshawk - large hawk of Eurasia and North America used in falconry
hawk - diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail
Accipiter, genus Accipiter - type genus of the family Accipitridae
Translations

goshawk

[ˈgɒshɔːk] Nazor m

goshawk

n(Hühner)habicht m

goshawk

[ˈgɒsˌhɔːk] nastore m nostrano
References in classic literature ?
I met a goshawk on my way home, and the bird informed me that he had lately been to Oz to capture and devour some of the young chickens.
We must, then, on our road again, and I hope from my heart that you may train these two young goshawks here until they are ready for a cast even at such a quarry as you speak of.
But the remains of tawny owls and kestrels are found near goshawk nests.
Brynn McDonagh, 28, of Fryer Road, West Heath, pleaded guilty at a City magistrates' court to selling a Goshawk between September 1 and 30 last year and possessing an unregistered Merlin.
all species are fully protected and there are only 410 nesting goshawk pairs in the UK - but RsPB investigators said they were "deliberately lured".
PC Steve Robinson, of Guisborough Neighbourhood Policing Team, said they were investigating allegations the man was keeping a rare unregistered goshawk and a protected barn owl.
A BIRD breeder has received a jail sentence after being found in possession of a rare goshawk.
The male goshawk was taken from an aviary in the rear garden of a property in Batthouse Road, Stocksfield, Northumberland.
A MAN who disturbed the nest of a rare goshawk bird has been banned from every national park in the UK for a year.
In our case, that meant funding a required archaeological review and a goshawk review.
Two different West Nile virus (WNV) strains caused lethal encephalitis in a flock of geese and a goshawk in southeastern Hungary in 2003 and 2004, respectively.
On 31 October 2005 the aircrew of a T-45C Goshawk of VT-22 safely ejected after departing controlled flight at NAS Kingsville, Texas.