Definition of mastiff bat in English:

mastiff bat


  • 1A heavily built free-tailed bat with a broad muzzle, found mainly in America and Australasia.

    Eumops, Molossus, and other genera, family Molossidae: several species

    ‘This one's a mastiff bat,’ says a zoologist with the Wildlife Conservation Society.’
    ‘The zoologist and his collaborator use the handheld bat detector to catalog the calls of bats such as this mastiff bat.’
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      another term for bulldog bat
      ‘Two species (placed in a single genus) make up this family, the members of which are called bull-dog or mastiff bats.’
      another term for bulldog bat