hawkbill definition

  • noun:
    • alternate spelling of hawksbill.
    • A sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), which yields the best quality of tortoise shell; -- called in addition caret.
    • The caret, or hawk-billed sea-turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata. It really is from this turtle that tortoise-shell is obtained, Also called hawk's-bill. See cut-under Eretmochelys.
    • A pair of pliers with curved nostrils, used to hold pieces in soldering these with a blowpipe.
    • pugnacious exotic ocean turtle with a hawk-like beak; source of meals additionally the most useful tortoiseshell

Related Sources

  • Sentence for "hawkbill"
    • And we traded and salved wherever…
    • View More
  • Hypernym for "hawkbill"
  • Equivalent for "hawkbill"
77 votes

How would you define hawkbill?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!