What is hawk?

  • (noun): Diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail.
    See also — Additional definitions below


Hawk is a common name for some birds of prey, widely distributed and varying greatly in size.

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Some articles on hawk:

Black Hawk (nightclub) - History
... The Black Hawk's intimate atmosphere was ideal for small jazz groups ... town at the Say When Club, he could be found instead jamming at the Hawk ... did concert work in the last 18 months of his life he played the Black Hawk in 1955 ...
Hawk - Metaphorical Use
... A war hawk, or simply hawk for short, is a term used in politics for someone favoring war in a debate over whether to go to war ... War hawks are the opposite of war doves ... The terms are derived through analogy with the birds of the same name hawks are predators which attack and feed on other animals, whereas doves mostly eat seeds and fruit, and are historically a symbol of ...
Starhawk (comics) - Fictional Character Biography - Freed From Rebirth
... Stakar and Aleta had harsh words for each other, and the Hawk God appeared and intervened, attaching the two ex-lovers by bonding their fingers together ... After being forced to work together for a time, the Hawk God again granted them audience, allowing them to plead their cases ... chose to stay with the Guardians, the Hawk God told Stakar the truth about his heritage ...
Studebaker Power Hawk
... The Studebaker Power Hawk was a two-door pillared coupe manufactured by the Studebaker-Packard Corporation for the 1956 model year only ... The Power Hawk was technically part of the Studebaker Commander series, and featured the Commander's 259 cubic inch (4.2 L) V-8, which generated 170 horsepower (127 kW) with two-barrel ... The Power Hawk was positioned between the base Flight Hawk pillared coupe and the Sky Hawk pillarless hardtop coupe ...
Hawk Of May
... Hawk of May is the first installment in Gillian Bradshaw’s Down The Long Wind trilogy ... Published initially in 1980 by Simon and Schuster, Hawk of May centers around Gwalchmai ap Lot and his adventures during the time of Arthur ...

More definitions of "hawk":

  • (verb): Hunt with hawks.
    Example: "The Arabs like to hawk in the desert"
  • (noun): An advocate of an aggressive policy on foreign relations.
    Synonyms: war hawk
  • (noun): A square board with a handle underneath; used by masons to hold or carry mortar.
    Synonyms: mortarboard

Famous quotes containing the word hawk:

    Hold hard, my county darlings, for a hawk descends,
    Golden Glamorgan straightens, to the falling birds.
    Your sport is summer as the spring runs angrily.
    Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)

    Time is bearing another son.
    Kill Time! She turns in her pain!
    The oak is felled in the acorn
    And the hawk in the egg kills the wren.
    Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)

    “What tumbling cloud did you cleave,
    Yellow-eyed hawk of the mind,
    Last evening? that I, who had sat
    Dumbfounded before a knave,
    Should give to my friend
    A pretence of wit.”
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)