kite hawk

/ˈkaɪt hɔk/ (say 'kuyt hawk)

noun
kite (def. 2).

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • kite — kite1 [kaıt] n [: Old English; Origin: cyta] 1.) a light frame covered in coloured paper or plastic that you let fly in the air on the end of one or two long strings 2.) a type of ↑hawk (=bird that eats small animals) 3.) AmE informal an illegal… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • kite — 1 noun (C) 1 a light frame covered in coloured paper or plastic that you let fly in the air on the end of one or two long strings 2 a type of hawk (=bird that eats small animals) 3 AmE informal an illegal cheque 4 fly a kite to make a suggestion… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • kite — kite1 [ kaıt ] noun count * 1. ) a toy that flies in the air while you hold it by a long string 2. ) a BIRD OF PREY (=bird that kills other animals for food) similar to a small HAWK 3. ) AMERICAN INFORMAL a check that someone writes without… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • kite */ — UK [kaɪt] / US noun [countable] Word forms kite : singular kite plural kites 1) a toy that flies in the air while you hold it by a long string 2) a bird of prey (= bird that kills other animals for food) similar to a small hawk …   English dictionary

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