noun Date: 1611 1. a. any of a genus (Chordeiles) of American nightjars related to the whip-poor-will b. a common European nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus) 2. a person who habitually is active late at night

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Nighthawk — est un super héros appartenant à l univers de Marvel Comics, et ressemblant par de multiples aspects au Batman de DC Comics. Il y a eu plusieurs incarnations de ce personnage. Sommaire 1 Terre 616 1.1 Nighthawk I (Escadron Sinistre) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • nighthawk — [nīt′hôk΄] n. ☆ 1. any of various nightjars that feed on flying insects, esp., the common nighthawk (Chordeiles minor), which is active during the day or night ☆ 2. NIGHT OWL (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • nighthawk — ighthawk n. 1. A person who likes to be active late at night; a {night owl}. Syn: night owl, nightbird. [WordNet 1.5] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any of several mainly nocturnal North American goatsuckers, especially {Chordeiles minor}, or the related European …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nighthawk — For other uses, see Nighthawk (disambiguation). Nighthawk. Common Nighthawk, Chordeiles minor Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Nighthawk — Der Begriff Nighthawk bezeichnet den Lockheed F 117 Flugzeugtyp Nighthawk einen Flugzeugtyp von Supermarine, siehe Supermarine Nighthawk Robert Nighthawk, ein amerikanischer Bluesmusiker die NightHawk Luftpistole von Walther eine Reihe von… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • nighthawk — /nuyt hawk /, n. 1. any of several longwinged, American goatsuckers of the genus Chordeiles, related to the whippoorwill, esp. C. minor, having variegated black, white, and buff plumage. 2. the European goatsucker or nightjar, Caprimulgus… …   Universalium

  • nighthawk — /ˈnaɪthɔk / (say nuythawk) noun 1. → white throated nightjar. 2. any of various related birds, especially the common nighthawk, Chordeiles minor. 3. Colloquial someone who is habitually up or moving about at night …   Australian English dictionary

  • nighthawk — noun /ˈnaɪthɔːk,ˈnaɪthɑk/ a) A New World nightjar. b) A person whose preference or custom is to remain awake and active during the night and the early morning hours. Syn: bullbat, nightjar …   Wiktionary

  • nighthawk — night|hawk [ˈnaıtho:k US ho:k] n AmE informal someone who enjoys staying awake all night = ↑night owl …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • nighthawk — n. night worker; night driver; person who is typically awake late at night; type of nocturnal insect eating bird with grayish brown feathers, goatsucker (Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”