What does the word kingfisher mean?

Usage examples for kingfisher

  1. If the professor had said that he saw the blackbird dive head first into the water for the fish, after the manner of the kingfisher, I should have been very skeptical. – Ways of Nature by John Burroughs
  2. An old kingfisher used to sit on a limb over the still water and watch for minnows,- a blue and white fellow with a sharp beak. – The Veiled Lady and Other Men and Women by F. Hopkinson Smith
  3. We soon made her out to be a man- of- war, and on exchanging signals she proved to be the Kingfisher sloop- of- war. – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston