a militarist; person who urges war
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1 any of various diurnal birds of prey of the family Accipitridae, such as the goshawk and Cooper's hawk, typically having short rounded wings and a long tail
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2 (U.S. and Canadian) any of various other falconiform birds, including the falcons but not the eagles or vultures
3 a person who advocates or supports war or warlike policies
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4 a ruthless or rapacious person
know a hawk from a handsaw to be able to judge things; be discerning
(from Shakespeare (Hamlet II:2:375); handsaw is probably a corruption of dialect heronshaw heron)
6 intr to hunt with falcons, hawks, etc.
7 intr (of falcons or hawks) to fly in quest of prey
8 to pursue or attack on the wing, as a hawk
(Old English hafoc; related to Old Norse haukr, Old Frisian havek, Old High German habuh, Polish kobuz)
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