Barn-owl meaning

A predatory nocturnal bird (Tyto alba) having a white, heart-shaped face, buff-brown upper plumage, and pale underparts, often nesting in barns and other buildings.
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Any of a family (Tytonidae) of owls, esp. a widely distributed species (Tyto alba), usually brown and gray with a spotted white breast, found chiefly in hollow trees or barns, that feeds on rats and mice.
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An owl of the genus Tyto, often having a white face and commonly found in barns and other farm buildings.
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Attributive form of barn owl, noun.

My grandfather had a barn-owl look.

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