harrier harrier  /ˈhɛ ri ər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a persistent attacker
  2. (n) a hound that resembles a foxhound but is smaller; used to hunt rabbits
  3. (n) hawks that hunt over meadows and marshes and prey on small terrestrial animals

Usage(s):

  • The Sixth Fleet also boasts amphibious forces, which can land 2,000 combat Marines supported by helicopters and vertical-takeoff harrier planes from small mobile carriers like .

News

  • Tahoe Tails — Adoptable Pets in South Lake Tahoe

    Toby is a great all-around dog, and we have no idea why he hasn’t found his new home after being at the shelter for three months. He is most likely a Harrier, which is a relative of the foxhound and beagle. Toby is a cheerful [...]
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Lake Tahoe News

Quotes

  1. Rutland and Melton MP Alan Duncan said: "RAF Cottesmore is the home of the Harrier force that won the Falklands War. The people of Rutland have an economic as well as emotional attachment to the base and I will fight to keep it open."
    on Dec 16, 2009 By: Alan Duncan Source: Leicester Mercury

  2. "I had a practice run against the Harrier moments before the race proper and I came very close to beating it - it was a very close run contest," said McNish. "It was essentially a 'fun' race, but when a racing driver and a pilot get together...
    on Jul 7, 2006 By: Allan McNish Source: BBC News

  3. "I believe from what I've been seeing that the hours for the sound are not going to be invasive, it's not going to be in the middle of the night and that it's actually not a whole lot different than the Harrier," Perdue said at the Havelock...
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Beverly Perdue Source: ENC Today

Word of the Day
ambivalent ambivalent
/æm ˈbɪ və lənt /