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Noun: coyote  kI'ow-tee or koy'ow-tee or 'koy,owt
  1. Small wolf native to western North America
    - prairie wolf, brush wolf, Canis latrans
  2. Someone who smuggles illegal immigrants into the United States (usually across the Mexican border)
  3. A forest fire fighter who is sent to battle remote and severe forest fires (often for days at a time)

Derived forms: coyotes

Type of: contrabandist, fire warden, forest fire fighter, moon curser, moon-curser, ranger, runner, smuggler, wolf

Encyclopedia: Coyote, New Mexico