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COYOTE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does coyote mean? 

COYOTE (noun)
  The noun COYOTE has 3 senses:

1. small wolf native to western North America
2. someone who smuggles illegal immigrants into the United States (usually across the Mexican border)
3. a forest fire fighter who is sent to battle remote and severe forest fires (often for days at a time)

  Familiarity information: COYOTE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


COYOTE (noun)


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Meaning:

Small wolf native to western North America

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

brush wolf; Canis latrans; coyote; prairie wolf

Hypernyms ("coyote" is a kind of...):

wolf (any of various predatory carnivorous canine mammals of North America and Eurasia that usually hunt in packs)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "coyote"):

coydog (offspring of a coyote and a dog)


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Meaning:

Someone who smuggles illegal immigrants into the United States (usually across the Mexican border)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("coyote" is a kind of...):

contrabandist; moon curser; moon-curser; runner; smuggler (someone who imports or exports without paying duties)


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Meaning:

A forest fire fighter who is sent to battle remote and severe forest fires (often for days at a time)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("coyote" is a kind of...):

fire warden; forest fire fighter; ranger (an official who is responsible for managing and protecting an area of forest)


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