Harrier



[har-ee-er] /ˈhær i ər/

noun
1.
a person who or thing that .
2.
any of several short-winged hawks of the genus Circus that hunt over meadows and marshes and prey on reptiles and small birds and mammals.
3.
(initial capital letter) Military. a one- or two-seat British-American fighter, both an attack and a reconnaissance aircraft, featuring a turbofan engine with a directable thrust that enables it to land and take off vertically.
[har-ee-er] /ˈhær i ər/
noun
1.
one of a breed of medium-sized hounds, used, usually in packs, in hunting.
2.
a cross-country runner.
/ˈhærɪə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that harries
2.
any diurnal bird of prey of the genus Circus, having broad wings and long legs and tail and typically preying on small terrestrial animals: family Accipitridae (hawks, etc) See also marsh harrier, Montagu’s harrier
/ˈhærɪə/
noun
1.
a smallish breed of hound used originally for hare-hunting
2.
a cross-country runner
/ˈhærɪə/
noun
1.
a British subsonic multipurpose military jet plane capable of vertical takeoff and landing by means of vectoring the engine thrust
n.

1540s, from Middle English hayrer “small hunting dog” (c.1400), possibly from Middle French errier “wanderer” [Barnhart], or associated with hare, which they would have hunted. The hawk genus (1550s) is from harry (v.), which also is a candidate for the source of the dog name.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Harriet

    [har-ee-uh t] /ˈhær i ət/ noun 1. a female given name, form of . fem. proper name, the English equivalent of French Henriette, fem. diminutive of Harry. We think that gentlemen lose a particle of their respect for young ladies who allow their names to be abbreviated into such cognomens as Kate, Madge, Bess, Nell, […]

  • Harriet beecher stowe

    [stoh] /stoʊ/ noun 1. Harriet (Elizabeth) Beecher, 1811–96, U.S. abolitionist and novelist. 2. a town in N Vermont: ski resort.



  • Harriman

    [har-uh-muh n] /ˈhær ə mən/ noun 1. Edward Henry, 1848–1909, U.S. financier and railroad magnate. 2. his son, W(illiam) Averell [ey-ver-uh l] /ˈeɪ vər əl/ (Show IPA), 1891–1986, U.S. diplomat: governor of New York 1954–58. /ˈhærɪmən/ noun 1. W(illiam) Averell. 1891–1986, US diplomat: negotiated the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty with the Soviet Union (1963); governor […]

  • Harrington

    /ˈhærɪŋtən/ noun 1. James. 1611–77, English republican and writer. He described his ideal form of government in Oceana (1656)



Disclaimer: Harrier definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.