What does the word lapwing mean?

Usage examples for lapwing

  1. She had such a mortal terror where cows were concerned that she would run like a lapwing when she heard one come lowing up the lane behind the house. – A Houseful of Girls by Sarah Tytler
  2. " There be those that call it the lapwing," pursued Humphrey. – A Boy's Ride by Gulielma Zollinger
  3. The Lapwing, however, proved not to be sufficiently powerful for this service. – The Sea: Its Stirring Story of Adventure, Peril, & Heroism. Volume 1 by Frederick Whymper