Origin of goshawkMiddle English goshauk from Old English goshafoc: see goose and hawk
a large, swift, powerful hawk (Accipiter gentilis) with short wings and a long, rounded tail
Any of several large, powerful accipiters, especially the northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis), having broad rounded wings and a long tail.
Origin of goshawkMiddle English goshauk from Old English gōshafoc gōs goose ; see goose . hafoc hawk ; see hawk 1.