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Noun: hawk  hok
  1. Diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail
     
  2. An advocate of an aggressive policy on foreign relations
    - war hawk
     
  3. A square board with a handle underneath; used by masons to hold or carry mortar
    - mortarboard
Verb: hawk  hok
  1. Sell or offer for sale from place to place
    "He had been told to hawk his papers elsewhere";
    - peddle, monger, huckster [N. Amer], vend, pitch
     
  2. Hunt with hawks
    "the tribes like to hawk in the desert"
     
  3. Clear mucus or food from one's throat
    - clear the throat, harrumph

Derived forms: hawks, hawking, hawked

Type of: bird of prey, board, cough, deal, hunt, hunt down, militarist, raptor, raptorial bird, run, sell, track down, trade, warmonger

Antonym: dove

Part of: Accipitridae, family Accipitridae

Encyclopedia: Hawk, Virginia