from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that harries.
- n. Any of various slender, narrow-winged hawks of the genus Circus, such as the marsh hawk, that prey on small animals.
- n. Any of a breed of small hounds originally used in hunting hares and rabbits.
- n. A cross-country runner.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. That which harries.
- n. 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.
- n. A runner, specifically, a cross country runner.
- n. A kind of dog used to hunt hares; a harehound.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of a small breed of hounds, used for hunting hares.
- n. One who harries.
- n. One of several species of hawks or buzzards of the genus Circus which fly low and harry small animals or birds, -- as the European marsh harrier (Circus æruginosus), and the hen harrier (Circus cyaneus).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small kind of hound employed in hunting the hare.
- n. One who harries. See harry, v.
- n. A bird of prey of the family Falconidæ, subfamily Circinœ, and genus Circus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a hound that resembles a foxhound but is smaller; used to hunt rabbits
- n. hawks that hunt over meadows and marshes and prey on small terrestrial animals
- n. a persistent attacker
Sense 2, alteration (influenced by harry) of obsolete harrower, from harrow2.
Middle English hairer, eirer, possibly alteration (influenced by hair, hare, hare) of Old French errier, wanderer, from errer, to wander; see err.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
harry + -er (Wiktionary)