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Webster 1913 Edition


Harrier

Har′ri-er

(-ẽr)
,
Noun.
[From
Hare
,
Noun.
]
(Zool.)
One of a small breed of hounds, used for hunting hares.
[Written also
harier
.]

Har′ri-er

,
Noun.
[From
Harry
.]
1.
One who harries.
2.
(Zool.)
One of several species of hawks or buzzards of the genus
Circus
which fly low and harry small animals or birds, – as the European marsh harrier (
Circus aeruginosus
), and the hen harrier (
Circus cyaneus
).
Harrier hawk
(Zool.)
,
one of several species of American hawks of the genus
Micrastur
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Harrier

HAR'RIER

,
Noun.
[from hare.] A dog for hunting hares; a kind of hound with an acute sense of smelling.

Definition 2022


harrier

harrier

English

Noun

harrier (plural harriers)

  1. One who harries.
  2. Any of several birds of prey in the genus Circus of the subfamily Circinae which fly low over meadows and marshes and hunt small mammals or birds.
  3. A runner, specifically, a cross country runner.
  4. A kind of dog used to hunt hares; a harehound.

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