Meaning of AUK in English


Pronunciation: ' o ̇ k

Function: noun

Etymology: Norwegian or Icelandic alk, alka, from Old Norse ā lka

Date: 1674

: any of several black-and-white short-necked diving seabirds of the alcid family that breed in colder parts of the northern hemisphere ― compare GREAT AUK


Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.