Etymology
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harrier (n.)

"small hunting dog," 1540s, from Middle English hayrer, eirer (c. 1400) in the same sense, which is of uncertain origin. Possibly from French errier "wanderer" [Barnhart, Middle English Compendium], or associated with hare (n.), which they would have hunted. Influenced by harry (v.). The hawk genus (1550s) is from harry (v.).

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Definitions of harrier

harrier (n.)
a persistent attacker;
Synonyms: harasser
harrier (n.)
a hound that resembles a foxhound but is smaller; used to hunt rabbits;
harrier (n.)
hawks that hunt over meadows and marshes and prey on small terrestrial animals;
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