Swallow-tailed hawk
Swallow-tailed Swal"low-tailed`, a. 1. Having a tail like that of a swallow; hence, like a swallow's tail in form; having narrow and tapering or pointed skirts; as, a swallow-tailed coat. [1913 Webster]

2. (Carp.) United by dovetailing; dovetailed. [1913 Webster]

{Swallow-tailed duck} (Zo["o]l.), the old squaw.

{Swallow-tailed gull} (Zo["o]l.), an Arctic gull ({Xema furcata}), which has a deeply forked tail.

{Swallow-tailed hawk} or {Swallow-tailed kite} (Zo["o]l.), the fork-tailed kite.

{Swallow-tailed moth} (Zo["o]l.), a European moth ({Urapteryx sambucaria}) having tail-like lobes on the hind wings. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • swallow-tailed hawk — noun graceful North American black and white kite • Syn: ↑swallow tailed kite, ↑Elanoides forficatus • Hypernyms: ↑kite • Member Holonyms: ↑Elanoides, ↑genus Elanoides * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Swallow-tailed — Swal low tailed , a. 1. Having a tail like that of a swallow; hence, like a swallow s tail in form; having narrow and tapering or pointed skirts; as, a swallow tailed coat. [1913 Webster] 2. (Carp.) United by dovetailing; dovetailed. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swallow-tailed duck — Swallow tailed Swal low tailed , a. 1. Having a tail like that of a swallow; hence, like a swallow s tail in form; having narrow and tapering or pointed skirts; as, a swallow tailed coat. [1913 Webster] 2. (Carp.) United by dovetailing;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swallow-tailed gull — Swallow tailed Swal low tailed , a. 1. Having a tail like that of a swallow; hence, like a swallow s tail in form; having narrow and tapering or pointed skirts; as, a swallow tailed coat. [1913 Webster] 2. (Carp.) United by dovetailing;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swallow-tailed kite — Swallow tailed Swal low tailed , a. 1. Having a tail like that of a swallow; hence, like a swallow s tail in form; having narrow and tapering or pointed skirts; as, a swallow tailed coat. [1913 Webster] 2. (Carp.) United by dovetailing;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swallow-tailed moth — Swallow tailed Swal low tailed , a. 1. Having a tail like that of a swallow; hence, like a swallow s tail in form; having narrow and tapering or pointed skirts; as, a swallow tailed coat. [1913 Webster] 2. (Carp.) United by dovetailing;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swallow-tailed kite — noun graceful North American black and white kite • Syn: ↑swallow tailed hawk, ↑Elanoides forficatus • Hypernyms: ↑kite • Member Holonyms: ↑Elanoides, ↑genus Elanoides * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Swallow-tailed Hummingbird — Taxobox name = Swallow tailed Hummingbird image width = 240px image caption = Adult, from São Paulo Botanical Garden, Brazil. status = LC status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves subclassis = Neornithes… …   Wikipedia

  • swallow hawk — noun : swallow tailed kite …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scissor-tailed Kite — Conservation status Least Concern …   Wikipedia

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