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Meaning of HARRIER

Pronunciation:  'hareeur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  hawks that hunt over meadows and marshes and prey on small terrestrial animals
  2. [n]  a hound that resembles a foxhound but is smaller; used to hunt rabbits
  3. [n]  a persistent attacker; "the harassers were not members of the regular army"

HARRIER is a 7 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: harasser
 See Also: aggressor, assailant, assaulter, attacker, Circus, Circus Aeruginosus, Circus cyaneus, Circus pygargus, genus Circus, hawk, hen harrier, hound, hound dog, marsh harrier, marsh hawk, Montagu's harrier, northern harrier



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Har"ri*er\, n. [From {Hare}, n.] (Zo["o]l.)
    One of a small breed of hounds, used for hunting hares.
    [Written also {harier}.]
  2. \Har"ri*er\, n. [From {Harry}.]
    1. One who harries.
    2. (Zo["o]l.) 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
       [ae]runginosus}), and the hen harrier ({C. cyaneus}).
    {Harrier hawk}(?), one of several species of American hawks
       of the genus {Micrastur}.