Kite

Definition of Kite

Pronunciation: kīt
n.1.
1.(Zool.) Any raptorial bird of the subfamily Milvinæ, of which many species are known. They have long wings, adapted for soaring, and usually a forked tail.
2.Fig.: One who is rapacious.
Detested kite, thou liest.
- Shak.
3.A light frame of wood or other material covered with paper or cloth, for flying in the air at the end of a string.
4.(Naut.) A lofty sail, carried only when the wind is light.
5.(Geom.) A quadrilateral, one of whose diagonals is an axis of symmetry.
6.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.
7.(Zool.) The brill.
8.(Naut.) 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.
Flying kites
(Naut.) See under Flying.
Kite falcon
(Zool.) an African falcon of the genus Avicida, having some resemblance to a kite.
v. i.1.To raise money by "kites;" as, kiting transactions. See Kite, 6.
n.1.The belly.

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