Definition of Hawkins, Sir John in English:

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Hawkins, Sir John

Pronunciation: /ˈhɔːkɪnz/
(also Hawkyns)
(1532–95), English sailor. Involved in the slave trade and privateering, he later helped build up the fleet which defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588.
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