See under (def 2).
any of several small, Old World thrushes, usually with reddish-brown tails, especially Phoenicurus phoenicurus (European redstart)
any of several fly-catching, New World warblers, especially Setophaga ruticilla (American redstart) having black and white plumage with reddish-orange patches.
any European songbird of the genus Phoenicurus, esp P. phoenicurus, in which the male has a black throat, orange-brown tail and breast, and grey back: family Muscicapidae (thrushes, etc)
any North American warbler of the genus Setophaga, esp S. ruticilla
type of bird, 1560s, from red (adj.1) + start “tail,” from Old English steort. Cf. German Rotsterz.
- American rig
a rig for drilling oil and gas wells by using a chisel bit dropped from a considerable height.
- American sable
the pine marten, Martes americana, of the U.S. and Canada. the fur of this animal.
- American saddle horse
one of a breed of horses, raised originally in the U.S., that have high-stepping gaits and are bred to the three-gaited or five-gaited type.
- American samoa
the part of Samoa belonging to the U.S., comprising mainly Tutuila and the Manua Islands. 76 sq. mi. (197 sq. km). Capital: Pago Pago. Abbreviation: AS (for use with zip code). Contemporary Examples Besides Guam and the Northern Marianas, they are Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa. Guam and Saipan Make Tempting Targets […]