Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “lapwing”

lapwing

noun [C] uk   /ˈlæp.wɪŋ/ (also peewit) us  
a small dark bird with a white chest and raised feathers on its headOther wild birdsBirds which live by or on inland waterBirds of prey
(Definition of lapwing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of lapwing?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Other wild birds, but you might be interested in these topics from the Birds topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Translations of “lapwing”

Word of the Day

roost

When birds roost, they go somewhere to rest or sleep.

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More