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

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