Harrier definitions

hăr'ē-ər
One that harries.
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Any of various slender, narrow-winged hawks of the genus Circus that are found worldwide and prey on small animals.
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A dog of a breed developed in England to hunt hares and rabbits, similar in appearance to but smaller than the English foxhound.
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A cross-country runner.
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Any of a breed of hound similar to but smaller than the English foxhound, used in packs for hunting hares and rabbits.
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A pack of such dogs and the hunters in a hunt.
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A cross-country runner.
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A person who harries.
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Any of a genus (Circus) of hawks, as the marsh hawk, that prey on small mammals, reptiles, etc.
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One who harries.
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Any of several birds of prey in the genus Circus of the subfamily Circinae which fly low over meadows and marshes and hunt small mammals or birds.
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A runner, specifically, a cross country runner.
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A kind of dog used to hunt hares; a harehound.
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Origin of harrier

Middle English hairer, eirer possibly alteration (influenced by hair, hare hare) of Old French errier wanderer from errer to wander err