hornbill hornbill  /ˈhɔrn ˌbɪl/

Definition(s):

  • (n) bird of tropical Africa and Asia having a very large bill surmounted by a bony protuberance; related to kingfishers

Usage(s):

  1. An occasional hornbill glides by, its wings sounding like flapping canvas.
  2. Between the stores and the town's stone jetty stands a giant wooden hornbill, perched on a carved totem pole, missing a wing, paint peeling on its sun-bleached casque.
  3. Posted Sunday, August 18, 2002 A light morning mist hangs over the jungle as Peter Taggart sets a hornbill on a tree branch.

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