Associations to the word «Harrier»

Wiktionary

HARRIER, noun. One who harries.
HARRIER, noun. Any of several birds of prey in the genus Circus of the subfamily Circinae which fly low over meadows and marshes and hunt small mammals or birds.
HARRIER, noun. A runner, specifically, a cross country runner.
HARRIER, noun. A kind of dog used to hunt hares; a harehound.

Dictionary definition

HARRIER, noun. A persistent attacker; "the harassers were not members of the regular army".
HARRIER, noun. A hound that resembles a foxhound but is smaller; used to hunt rabbits.
HARRIER, noun. Hawks that hunt over meadows and marshes and prey on small terrestrial animals.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats