Definitions of hawk

  1. To make such an effort.
  2. To catch birds by means of hawks trained for the purpose; to attack on the wing.
  3. To cough up or clear the throat forcibly.
  4. To raise by hawking, as phlegm.
  5. To offer for sale by outcry in the street; to carry ( merchandise) about from place to place for sale; to peddle; as, to hawk goods or pamphlets.
  6. To cry, or carry about, for sale.
  7. To carry about for sale: to cry for sale.
  8. To carry about for sale.
  9. To cry for sale in the streets; peddle.
  10. To catch, or attempt to catch, birds by means of hawks trained for the purpose, and let loose on the prey; to practice falconry.
  11. To clear the throat with an audible sound by forcing an expiratory current of air through the narrow passage between the depressed soft palate and the root of the tongue, thus aiding in the removal of foreign substances.
  12. To make an attack while on the wing; to soar and strike like a hawk; - generally with at; as, to hawk at flies.
  13. To make a forcible effort to cough up phlegm.
  14. To hunt birds with hawks trained for the purpose: to attack on the wing.
  15. To force up matter from the throat.
  16. To expel phlegm from the throat.
  17. To hunt birds with hawks.
  18. To hunt with hawks.
  19. clear mucus or food from one's throat; " he cleared his throat before he started to speak"
  20. sell or offer for sale from place to place
  21. To cry for sale; to carry about for sale.
  22. To fly trained hawks at birds on the wing.
  23. To bring up phlegm by coughing.
  24. To carry about goods for sale from place to place; to peddle.
  25. a square board with a handle underneath; used by masons to hold or carry mortar
  26. hunt with hawks; " the Arabs like to hawk in the desert"
  27. One of numerous species and genera of rapacious birds of the family Falconidae. They differ from the true falcons in lacking the prominent tooth and notch of the bill, and in having shorter and less pointed wings. Many are of large size and grade into the eagles. Some, as the goshawk, were formerly trained like falcons. In a more general sense the word is not infrequently applied, also, to true falcons, as the sparrow hawk, pigeon hawk, duck hawk, and prairie hawk.
  28. A small board, with a handle on the under side, to hold mortar.
  29. A name for various kinds of birds of prey related to the buzzards, etc.; a forcible effort to clear the throat of phlegm.
  30. The name of several birds of prey allied to the falcons.
  31. HAWKER.
  32. The effort to do this.
  33. Name of several birds of prey; a falcon.
  34. A bird of prey, as, a falcon.
  35. A name common to many species of birds of prey, allied to the falcons and eagles.
  36. An effort to force up phlegm from the throat.
  37. Among plasterers, a small board, with a bandle beneath, for holding mortar.
  38. A bird of prey of several species.
  39. A small flat board, having a handle underneath, used by plasterers when at work with mortar or plaster.