hawkbill

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hawkbill pugnacious tropical sea turtle with a hawk-like beak; source of food and the best tortoiseshell
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n hawkbill (Zoöl) A sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), which yields the best quality of tortoise shell; -- called also caret.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hawkbill The caret, or hawk-billed sea-turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata. It is from this turtle that tortoise-shell is obtained, Also called hawk's-bill. See cut under Eretmochelys.
    • n hawkbill A pair of pliers with curved nose, used to hold pieces in soldering them with a blowpipe.
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Usage

In literature:

A hawkbill knife was found near him.
"Marse Henry, Complete" by Henry Watterson
Here we bought a quantity of hawkbill turtle shell.
"A Modern Buccaneer" by Rolf Boldrewood
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In news:

Diamond Studded Hawkbill Folder.
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