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Definition of 'hawk'

Noun

  1. diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail
  2. an advocate of an aggressive policy on foreign relations
       Synonyms: war hawk
       Antonyms: dove peacenik
  3. a square board with a handle underneath; used by masons to hold or carry mortar
       Synonyms: mortarboard

Verb

  1. sell or offer for sale from place to place
       Synonyms: peddle monger huckster vend pitch
  2. hunt with hawks; "the tribes like to hawk in the desert"
  3. clear mucus or food from one's throat; "he cleared his throat before he started to speak"
       Synonyms: clear the throat


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