razorbill
noun Date: 1674 a North Atlantic auk (Alca torda) with the plumage black above and white below and a compressed sharp-edged bill — called also razor-billed auk

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  • Razorbill — Ra zor*bill ( b[i^]l ), n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A species of auk ({Alca torda}) common in the Arctic seas. See {Auk}, and Illust. in Appendix. (b) See {Cutwater}, 3. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • razorbill — [rā′zərbil΄] n. an auk (Alca torda) of the N Atlantic coasts, with sooty black head and neck, white breast and belly, and a black, compressed bill encircled by a white band: its wings are black as seen from above and white as seen from below * *… …   Universalium

  • razorbill — [rā′zərbil΄] n. an auk (Alca torda) of the N Atlantic coasts, with sooty black head and neck, white breast and belly, and a black, compressed bill encircled by a white band: its wings are black as seen from above and white as seen from below …   English World dictionary

  • Razorbill — Taxobox name = Razorbill image width = 210px image caption = At Westfjords peninsula, Iceland status = LC status system = iucn3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Charadriiformes subordo = Lari familia = Alcidae genus =… …   Wikipedia

  • razorbill — Cutwater Cut wa ter (k[u^]t w[add] t[ e]r), n. (Naut.) 1. The fore part of a ship s prow, which cuts the water. [1913 Webster] 2. A starling or other structure attached to the pier of a bridge, with an angle or edge directed up stream, in order… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Razorbill — alka statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Alca torda angl. Razorbill vok. Tordalk …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

  • razorbill — tikrosios alkos statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Alca angl. razorbill vok. Tordalk, m rus. гагарка, m pranc. petit pingouin, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – alkiniai siauresnis terminas – alka …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • razorbill — alka statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Alca torda angl. razorbill vok. Tordalk, m rus. гагарка, m pranc. petit pingouin, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – tikrosios alkos …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • razorbill — noun A large black and white auk, Alca torda, native to the north Atlantic …   Wiktionary

  • razorbill — n. sea bird found in the Arctic region, falk …   English contemporary dictionary

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