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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Harrier  \Har"ri*er\,  n.  [From  {Hare},  n.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  One  of  a  small  breed  of  hounds,  used  for  hunting  hares. 
  [Written  also  {harier}.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Harrier  \Har"ri*er\,  n.  [From  {Harry}.] 
  1.  One  who  harries. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  One  of  several  species  of  hawks  or  buzzards  of 
  the  genus  {Circus}  which  fly  low  and  harry  small  animals 
  or  birds,  --  as  the  European  marsh  harrier  ({Circus 
  [ae]runginosus}),  and  the  hen  harrier  ({C.  cyaneus}). 
 
  {Harrier  hawk}(?),  one  of  several  species  of  American  hawks 
  of  the  genus  {Micrastur}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  harrier 
  n  :  hawks  that  hunt  over  meadows  and  marshes  and  prey  on  small 
  terrestrial  animals 




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