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hawk1 US English

A diurnal bird of prey with broad rounded wings and a long tail, typically taking prey by surprise with a short chase

hawk2 US English

Carry around and offer (goods) for sale, typically advertising them by shouting

hawk3 US English

Clear the throat noisily

hawk4 US English

A plasterer’s square board with a handle underneath for carrying plaster or mortar

hawk US Thesaurus

hawking his wares on the street

duck hawk US English

The peregrine falcon

fish hawk US English

Another term for osprey.

hawk-eyed US English

Having very good eyesight

hawk moth US English

A large swift-flying moth with a stout body and narrow forewings, typically feeding on nectar while hovering

hawk owl US English

A hawklike owl with a small head and long tail, and typically an obscure facial disk

hawk-eyed US Thesaurus

a hawk-eyed security guard intercepted him

Black Hawk US English

(1767–1838), American Indian leader, chief of the Sauk and Fox Indians; native name Makataimeshekiakiak. He fought to repossess Indian lands in the Black Hawk War 1832

hawk eagle US English

A small tropical eagle with broad wings and a long tail, and typically a crest

hawk-nosed US English

(Of a person) having a nose that is curved like a hawk’s beak

Kitty Hawk US English

A town on a narrow sand peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean coast of North Carolina. It was there that, in 1903, the Wright brothers made the first powered airplane flight

marsh hawk US English

Another term for northern harrier.

pigeon hawk US English

Another term for merlin.

chicken hawk US English

A hawk of a type that is reputed to prey on domestic fowl

Cooper's hawk US English

A North American bird of prey resembling but smaller than the goshawk

harrier hawk US English

An African bird of prey with a bare yellow face, resembling a goshawk but flying like a harrier

Harris's hawk US English

A large chocolate-brown buteo with chestnut shoulder patches and a conspicuous white rump and tail band. Popular with falconers, it occurs in arid country from the southwestern US to South America and frequently nests in tall cacti

mosquito hawk US English

A nighthawk

passage hawk US English

A hawk caught for training while on migration, especially as an immature bird of less than twelve months

sparrow hawk US English

A small Old World woodland hawk that preys on small birds

red-tailed hawk US English

The most common and most widespread hawk of North and Central America, with a reddish tail

Swainson's hawk US English

A dark-colored, narrow-winged buteo of western North America

tarantula hawk US English

A large spider-hunting wasp of the southwestern US

red-shouldered hawk US English

A common North American hawk having reddish-brown shoulders and dark wings with white spots

death's-head hawk moth US English

A large dark European hawk moth with a skull-like marking on the thorax and a very large caterpillar

hummingbird hawk moth US English

A migratory day-flying hawk moth that makes an audible hum while hovering in front of flowers to feed on nectar

hawk something up in hawk3 US English

Bring phlegm up from the throat

have eyes like a hawk US English

Miss nothing of what is going on around one

watch someone like a hawk US English

Keep a vigilant eye on someone, especially to check that they do nothing wrong

fly a hawk at in fly at US English

Send a hawk to pursue and attack (prey)

ballhawk US English

A skilled ball player, in particular a football or basketball player adept at stealing or intercepting the ball or an outfielder in baseball skilled at catching fly balls

fauxhawk US English

A hairstyle in which a section of hair running from the front to the back of the head stands erect, intended to resemble a Mohawk haircut (in which the sides of the head are shaved)

Harris hawk in Harris's hawk US English

A large chocolate-brown buteo with chestnut shoulder patches and a conspicuous white rump and tail band. Popular with falconers, it occurs in arid country from the southwestern US to South America and frequently nests in tall cacti

fly a hawk at in fly1 US English

Send a hawk to pursue and attack (prey)

hawksbeard US English

A plant of the daisy family that resembles a dandelion but has a branched stem with several flowers

hawk's beard in hawksbeard US English

A plant of the daisy family that resembles a dandelion but has a branched stem with several flowers

marsh hawk in hen harrier US English

A widespread harrier of open country, the male of which is mainly pale grey and the female brown

have eyes like a hawk in hawk1 US English

Miss nothing of what is going on around one

watch someone like a hawk in hawk1 US English

Keep a vigilant eye on someone, especially to check that they do nothing wrong

northern sparrow hawk in sparrow hawk US English

A small Old World woodland hawk that preys on small birds


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