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Definition of the noun fulmar

What does fulmar mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: fulmars

  1. heavy short-tailed oceanic bird of polar regions

Alternative definition of the noun fulmar

noun

  1. Either of two species of pelagic seabird in the genus Fulmarus, Fulmarus glacialis and F. glacialoides, which breed on cliffs.

Explanation

  1. The Fulmar was a two-stage British sounding rocket. The Fulmar, developed by Bristol Aerojet, consisted of a Heron starting stage with 107 kN thrust and a Snipe upper stage with 16.7 kN thrust. The Fulmar had a diameter of 26 centimetres and a length of 7.47 metres. It weighed 500 kilograms at launch and could reach a height of 250 kilometres. The Fulmar was fired six times between 1976 and 1979 at Andoya; the last launch, on March 19, 1979, failed.
  2. The Fulmar was a cargo vessel that sank of the coast of Kilkee, County Clare on the night of 30 January 1886. At the time of the disaster the ship was transporting coal from Troon in Ayrshire, Scotland to Limerick city in Ireland. Occurring 50 years to the day of the sinking of the Intrinsic, the ship is one of four that have perished with loss of life off the coast of the small town of Kilkee, the others being the Edmond, and the Inishtrahull.

Phrases with Fulmar

Phrases starting with the word Fulmar:

  1. Fulmar Prion
  2. fulmar petrel

Phrases ending with the word Fulmar:

  1. giant fulmar
  2. Northern Fulmar
  3. Southern Fulmar

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Google previewRSPB Seabirds (2016)

by Marianne Taylor

Fulmarus glacialis The Fulmar is the most common and widespread of our breeding tubenoses, and is also the only one that nests in open situations and comes to its nest by day. It is therefore the easiest member of the group to see ...

Google previewIslands of the Arctic (2002)

by Julian Dowdeswell, Michael Hambrey

The widely distributed fulmar is a species of petrel with a wing-span of a metre or more, and a remarkable life span of about 70 years. Fulmars breed extensively on sea cliffs in Svalbard, Greenland, the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and the ...

Google previewMeddelelser om Grønland (1904)

The Fulmar is a very greedy bird. When the offal of some big catch — whale or seal — is thrown overboard in ...

Google previewA Guide to Bird Finding in New Jersey (2002)

by William J. Boyle

Northern Fulmar is a rare, but regular, visitor at this season. Northern Gannet is common, as is Black-legged Kittiwake. The few records of Great Skua for New Jersey have been on pelagic trips from November to March. Winter is also the ...

Google previewAvian survivors (2011)

The History and Biogeography of Palearctic Birds by Clive Finlayson

The Northern Fulmar F. glacialis represents a dispersal into the North Atlantic from the southern hemisphere, where the only other species in the genus, the Southern Fulmar F. glacialoides, breeds. Northern Fulmar is a migratory bioclimatic ...

Google previewBirds of East Greenland (1903)

by Henrik Deichmann

The Fulmar is a very greedy bird. When the offal of some big catch — whale or seal — is thrown overboard in ...

Google previewThe naturalist's cabinet (1806)

containing interesting sketches of natural history; illustrative of the natures, dispositions, manners, and habits of all the most remarkable quadrupeds, birds, fishes, amphibia, reptiles, &c. in the known world by Thomas Smith

D j Descriptions' THE FULMAR IS the largest of the petrel kind THE BLACK TEHN.

Google previewNational Geographic Complete Birds of North America (2014)

by Jonathan Alderfer

FULMARS Genus Fulmarus NoFU - 1 The Northern Fulmar is the stocky, familiar seabird of winter pelagic trips off both coasts. In the Atlantic and in the high Arctic, light-morph birds predominate and appear gull-like in plumage. Along the West ...

Google previewOur Rarer Birds (1888)

Being Studies in Ornithology & Oology by Charles Dixon

Here the Fulmar is a resident, but the natives will tell you that it deserts the islands to a bird from the middle of October to the middle of November, probably when it is moulting. Like its relation, the Albatross, it spends much of its time at sea, ...

Google previewNick Baker's British Wildlife (2006)

by Nick Baker

The nice story about the Fulmar is that back in 1878 the only place you could ...

Google previewA Tour in Ireland (1809)

With General Observations on the Present State of that Kingdom: Made in the Years 1776, 1777, and 1778, and Brought Down to the End of 1779 by Arthur Young

fulmar is a sure prognosticator of the west-wind; if it comes to land, no west wind is to be expected for some time, but if it keeps at sea, or goes to sea from the land, whether the wind blow from the south, north, or east, or whether it is a perfect ...

Google previewThe Birds of North America (1897)

One Hundred and Nineteen Artistic Colored Plates Representing the Different Species and Varieties Drawn and Colored from Nature, Including a Copious Text Giving a Popular Account of Their Habits and Characteristics, Based on Observations Made in the Field by the Most Eminent Writers on Ornithology ; Prefaced by a Systematic Table and Index to Page, Plate and Figure ; Arranged According to the Classification Adopted by the American Ornithologists' Union by John Graham Bell, Frank Michler Chapman

Its mantle being still darker than the variety Pacific Fulmar. The Slender-billed Fulmar is a casual visitor to the Pacific coast. Cinereous Pufi'in, or Sheerwater. ( Pufinus kulrlii.) Fig. 4. Dusky Puffin, Sheerwater, or Petrel. (Puflinu: abscurus.) Fig . 5.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II (2002)

by Chris Bishop

the eight' gun Fairey Fulmar tends to be overlooked in the part it played in the first three years of the war. until replaced by deckoperating adaptations of the Hurricane and Spitfire , ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Antarctic (2007)

by Beau Riffenburgh

The southern, or Antarctic, fulmar (Fulmarus glacia- loides, a member of the family Procellariidae, order Procellariiformes) is a broadly distributed petrel species of the Southern Ocean. It is a member of the fulmarine petrel complex, which also ...

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Fulmar Meaning

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Scrabble value of F4U1L1M3A1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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