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Hawk 1Definition: One of numerous species and genera of rapacious
birds of the family
Falconidae. They differ from the true
falcons in lacking the prominent tooth and notch of the bill, and in having
shorter and less pointed
wings. Many are of large size and grade into the
eagles. Some, as the goshawk, were formerly trained like
falcons. In a more general sense the word is not infrequently applied, also, to true
falcons, as the sparrow hawk, pigeon hawk, duck hawk, and prairie hawk.
Hawk 2Definition: To catch, or attempt to catch,
hawks trained for the purpose, and let loose on the prey; to practice falconry.
Hawk 3Definition: To make an attack while on the wing; to soar and strike like a hawk; generally with at; as, to hawk at flies.
Hawk 4Definition: To clear the throat with an audible sound by forcing an expiratory current of air through the narrow passage between the depressed soft palate and the root of the tongue, thus aiding in the removal of foreign
Hawk 5Definition: To raise by hawking, as phlegm.
Hawk 6Definition: An effort to force up phlegm from the throat, accompanied with noise.
Hawk 7Definition: To offer for sale by outcry in the street; to carry (merchandise) about from place to place for sale; to peddle; as, to hawk goods or
Hawk 8Definition: A small board, with a handle on the under side, to hold mortar.
hawk 9Definition: diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail
hawk 10Definition: a square board with a handle underneath; used by
masons to hold or carry mortar
hawk 11Definition: an advocate of an aggressive policy on foreign relations
hawk 12Definition: clear mucus or food from one''s throat; "he cleared his throat before he started to speak"
hawk 13Definition: hunt with
Arabs like to hawk in the desert"
hawk 14Definition: sell or offer for sale from place to place