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1. (Science: zoology) Any dipterous fly of the family tabanidae, that stings horses, and sucks their blood.

Of these flies there are numerous species, both in Europe and America. They have a large proboscis with four sharp lancets for piercing the skin. Called also breeze fly.

2. (Science: zoology) The horse tick or forest fly (Hippobosca).