Windhover meaning

wĭndhŭvər, -hŏv-
A kestrel.
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(brit.) A kestrel.
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(UK) The common kestrel.
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Origin of windhover

  • wind +"Ž hover, due to this bird's habit of beating the wind (hovering), compare earlier windfucker. First recorded 1674.

    From Wiktionary