Any raptorial bird of the subfamily Milvinae, of which many species are known. They have long wings, adapted for soaring, and usually a forked tail.
Fig. : One who is rapacious.
A light frame of wood or other material covered with paper or cloth, for flying in the air at the end of a string.
A lofty sail, carried only when the wind is light.
A quadrilateral, one of whose diagonals is an axis of symmetry.
Fictitious commercial paper used for raising money or to sustain credit, as a check which represents no deposit in bank, or a bill of exchange not sanctioned by sale of goods; an accommodation check or bill.
To raise money by "kites;" as, kiting transactions. See Kite, 6.
A form of drag to be towed under water at any depth up to about forty fathoms, which on striking bottom is upset and rises to the surface; -- called also sentry.