2. (Science: ornithology) 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 aerunginosus), and the hen harrier (Circus cyaneus). Harrier hawk, one of several species of American hawks of the genus Micrastur.
alternative forms: harier.
Origin: From hare.
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I didn't know which section to put this in but I heard from a friend that Humans are "harrier than apes." I am convinced that Humans are less hairy than modern apes. I don't know which ape he was implying but there are only 3 that I think he was comparing Humans ...
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