Squawk (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Squawked (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Squawking.] [See Squeak.]

To utter a shrill, abrupt scream; to squeak harshly.

Squawking thrush Zool., the missel turush; -- so called from its note when alarmed. [Prov. Eng.]


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Squawk, n.


Act of squawking; a harsh squeak.

2. Zool.

The American night heron. See under Night.

Squawk duck Zool., the bimaculate duck (Anas glocitans). It has patches of reddish brown behind, and in front of, each eye. [Prov. Eng.]


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