from The Century Dictionary.
- Of or pertaining to the Accipitres or birds of prey; having the character of a bird of prey; hawk-like.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Pertaining to, or of the nature of, a falcon or hawk; hawklike.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Pertaining to, or of the nature of, a falcon or hawk; hawklike -
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The accipitral birds are the eagles, the vultures, the falcons, the owls -- all those birds that bite and tear unhappy mammals as well as birds of more peaceful habits than themselves.
a bird, and lifted his accipitral profile with a predatory alertness.
A Modern Instance William Dean Howells 1878