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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 ?
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."
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.
Such was the level of persecution that goshawks, due to their particularly fearsome reputation, were effectively sent into extinction.
The site features four rugged peaks, as well as pitch pine stands and diverse wildlife habitat for turkeys, grouse, goshawks, porcupines, and nesting bald eagles.
RSPCA inspector Keith Hogben said: "Quite simply, members of the public should not be keeping goshawks, wild birds or any wildlife in homes like this.
Goshawks are described as "secretive" hunters by the RSPB, and are legally protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act.
In April, the Navy grounded a fleet of T-45C Goshawks amid reports of problems with the cockpit oxygen systems.
Once the other Goshawks were aboard, the senior LSO reviewed the basics with the student over the UHF, a brief that proved to be inadequate.
Goshawks are things of death and blood and gore, but they are not excuses for atrocities.
Goshawks are among Scotland's rarest birds with only 150 nesting pairs in Scotland.
GUNMEN have been caught on a hidden camera apparently trying to kill a pair of rare goshawks in a Scots forest.
PIGEON racing in Wales could be extinct by 2030 as birds of prey like peregrine falcons, sparrowhawks and "killing machine" goshawks move into towns and cities in increasing numbers.