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goshawk (n.)

large type of hawk flown at geese, Old English goshafoc, literally "goose-hawk," from gos "goose" (see goose (n.)) + hafoc "hawk" (see hawk (n.)). Compare Old Norse gashaukr.

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Definitions of goshawk

goshawk (n.)
large hawk of Eurasia and North America used in falconry;
Synonyms: Accipiter gentilis
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