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Noun: harrier  her-ee-ur [N. Amer], ha-ree-u(r) [Brit]
  1. A persistent attacker
    "the harriers were not members of the regular army";
    - harasser
  2. A hound that resembles a foxhound but is smaller; used to hunt rabbits
  3. Hawks that hunt over meadows and marshes and prey on small terrestrial animals

Derived forms: harriers

Type of: aggressor, assailant, assailer, assaulter, attacker, hawk, hound, hound dog

Part of: Circus, genus Circus

Encyclopedia: Harrier