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A hawk of the genus Accipiter, characterized by short wings and a long tail.

[Latin, hawk; see ōku- in Indo-European roots.]

ac·cip′i·trine′ (-trīn′, -trĭn) adj.


(Animals) any hawk of the genus Accipiter, typically having short rounded wings and a long tail
[C19: New Latin, from Latin: hawk]


(ækˈsɪp ɪ tər)

a hawk of the genus Accipiter, having short, rounded wings and a long tail.
[1870–75; < New Latin, Latin]
ac•cip′i•trine (-trɪn, -ˌtraɪn) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.accipiter - type genus of the family AccipitridaeAccipiter - type genus of the family Accipitridae
bird genus - a genus of birds
Accipitridae, family Accipitridae - hawks; Old World vultures; kites; harriers; eagles
Accipiter gentilis, goshawk - large hawk of Eurasia and North America used in falconry
Accipiter nisus, sparrow hawk - small hawk of Eurasia and northern Africa
Accipiter cooperii, blue darter, Cooper's hawk - bluish-grey North American hawk having a darting flight
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Accipiter Capital Management has purchased 748,494 extra shares in HP Inc during the fourth quarter period.
ACCIPITER sprang a 25-1 surprise in the Listed Harry Rosebery Stakes at Ayr.
TRAINER Chris Wall's faith in Accipiter was finally justified as the filly won after a triple photo for the Listed EBF Stallions Harry Rosebery Stakes to spring a 25-1 surprise.
ACCIPITER didn't get the run of the race at Newbury last time and deserves another chance on the Polytrack at Kempton, where she made a winning debut in June.
However, all seemed to agree that it is an immature accipiter (or bird hawk), but whether it was a Cooper's or a goshawk, it seems only the bird knows for sure
IN RESPONSE to WP Richards' letter "Birds Scared Away" (October 8), the sparrowhawk accipiter nisus is natively a woodland and hillside bird, albeit now commonly found widespread.
ACCIPITER, the talented hurdler making his comeback at Windsor yesterday after a 19-month layoff, had to be put down after sustaining an injury in the Ascot Hurdle, writes Henri Colens.
ACCIPITER, who missed the whole of the last jumps season with a leg injury, is set to return t o action at Newbury in November.
Jockey Tom Best rewarded trainer Toby Balding and owner Bridget Swire's faith in him by helping Accipiter win the Martell Cognac Sefton Novices' Hurdle at Aintree yesterday.
McCullagh and Son made huge strides up the table thanks to No Time - and The Hallies cashed in at the same price with Ascot winner Accipiter.
Edredon Bleu's presence seems to have scared off most rivals, so he won't be much of a price and it may pay to switch attention to Accipiter in the Dick Reynolds 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle instead.
ACCIPITER has made a highly promising start to a career over timber and can win again in the European Breeders Fund 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle at Taunton today.