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[gos-hawk] /ˈgɒsˌhɔk/

any of several powerful, short-winged hawks, as Accipiter gentilis, of Europe and America, formerly much used in falconry.
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 goshafoc, literally “goose-hawk,” from gos “goose” (see goose (n.)) + hafoc “hawk” (see hawk (n.)). Cf. Old Norse gashaukr.


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