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Definition of "moa" [mo•a]

  • Any of various flightless ostrichlike birds of the family Dinornithidae, native to New Zealand and extinct for over a century. (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 "moa" in a sentence
  • "For more information, call 758-5282, e-mail [email protected] wfu. edu or visit the museum Web site at www.wfu. edu/moa."
  • "If a person keeps their shots within 300 yards (as they should) a rifle that prints 2 moa is more than accurate enough to take big game."
  • "Now the moa is officially extinct, being gone since the 12th century, with some lingering possibly into the 1500's."