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Definition of "coyote" []

  • A small wolflike carnivorous animal (Canis latrans) native to western North America and found in many other regions of the continent. Also called prairie wolf. (noun)
  • A firefighter who is sent to battle remote, usually very severe forest fires, often for days at a time. (noun)
  • Slang A person who smuggles illegal immigrants into the United States, especially across the Mexican border. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "coyote" in a sentence
  • "As logan said about his calf i found a dear that way getting eaten by a coyote is a bad way to die, and some people seem to forget eastern coyotes dont have anything thats preys on them but hunters."
  • "The Signs one way to tell if a coyote is approaching in thicker cover is to look for a following magpie or crow."
  • "I know what a coyote is my sister didn't, so i told her to use my account, then I'd get points moohaaaaa."