Definition of harrier noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈhæriə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhæriər//
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a bird of prey (= a bird that kills other creatures for food) of the hawk family See related entries: Birds Word Origin mid 16th cent. (as harrower): from harrow ‘harry, rob’ (variant of harry). The spelling change in the 17th cent. was due to association with harrier, a person who continually attacks someone else or their land.

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