Meaning of nighthawk
Pronunciation: (nīt'hôk"), [key]
- any of several longwinged, American goatsuckers of the genus Chordeiles, related to the whippoorwill, esp. C. minor, having variegated black, white, and buff plumage.
- the European goatsucker or nightjar, Caprimulgus europaeus.
- a person who is habitually up or moving about late at night; night owl.
- nighthawk (Thesaurus)