What does kestrel mean?

Definitions for kestrelˈkɛs trəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sparrow hawk, American kestrel, kestrel, Falco sparverius(noun)

    small North American falcon

  2. kestrel, Falco tinnunculus(noun)

    small Old World falcon that hovers in the air against a wind


  1. kestrel(Noun)

    Any of various small falcons of the genus Falco that hover while hunting.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kestrel(noun)

    a small, slender European hawk (Falco alaudarius), allied to the sparrow hawk. Its color is reddish fawn, streaked and spotted with white and black. Also called windhover and stannel. The name is also applied to other allied species

  2. Origin: [See Castrel.]


  1. Kestrel

    The name kestrel, is given to several different members of the falcon genus, Falco. Kestrels are most easily distinguished by their typical hunting behaviour which is to hover at a height of around 10–20 metres over open country and swoop down on prey, usually small mammals, lizards or large insects. Other falcons are more adapted to active hunting on the wing. In addition, kestrels are notable for usually having much brown in their plumage.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kestrel

    kes′trel, n. a small species of falcon. [O. Fr. quercerelle—L. querquedula.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kestrel in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kestrel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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